Juanita Madden has spent a lifetime exploring the arts and hospitality.
She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance from The University of Auckland in 2009, before moving on to complete a Master’s Degree in Choreography in 2010.
Juanita has choreographed works across Australasia, including the Perth and Adelaide Fringe Festivals and the Tempo Dance Festival in Auckland. Alongside these ventures, Juanita has also worked in a range of business contexts like Auckland Council, Hewlett Packard, and First Foundation. Prior to her arrival at Venn, Juanita was the Creative Director at Greenlane Christian Centre, seeing the church through a season of creative renewal.
Juanita is particularly interested in creative direction and event curation. Her role at Venn involves hosting events, incorporating beautiful spaces and delicious food to ensure guests feel seen, welcomed, and valued.
When she’s not exploring the art of hospitality, Juanita can be found at her Crossfit gym in Mt Eden, interning at her local florist, or in her home-laboratory working on boutique perfumery. Juanita is married to Kieran and they have one daughter, Audrey. Juanita is currently on maternity leave.