Royal New Zealand Ballet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet was formed in 1953 by Danish Royal Ballet Principal Dancer Poul Gnatt. The company's early days of touring embodied the New Zealand pioneering spirit. Performing night in night out, company members unloaded and repacked the set, rigged the lights and ironed the costumes, with local community members providing accommodation.

The spirit of those days survives, and the support of the New Zealand public remains. The Royal New Zealand Ballet is seen as an intrinsic part of the country's national heritage, and has the largest following of all New Zealand performing arts companies.

The Royal New Zealand Ballet today has developed a reputation for strong characterisation in the staging of full-length dramatic works, which became a hallmark in the 1980s. To this base have been added the masterworks and major ballets of the 20th century, such as Balanchine's works and the Stravinsky ballets.

In January 1998, the Royal New Zealand Ballet moved to its first ever permanent purpose built premises at Wellington's Westpac St James Theatre (now the St James Theatre).

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  • Angot, Medhi
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Balfour, Lucy
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Boyle, Abigail
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Bradshaw, Brendan
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Campbell, Clytie
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Chown, Jacob
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Doncq, Pierre
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Fairweather-Neylan, Rory
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Glavin, Jaered
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Grange, Katherine
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Green, Lucy
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Harper, Adriana
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Hewitt, Antonia
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Hinton-Lewis, Christopher
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Huan, Qi
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Iwamoto, Kohei
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Jost, Eliza
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Kleioris, Dimitri
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Liu, Yang
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Looker, Tonia
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Mathews, Paul
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Morrison, Daniel
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Murray, Madeleine
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Ng, Alayna
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Prior, Loughlan
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Skinner, Harry
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Stiefel, Ethan
    Classical Ballet / Artistic Director
  • White, Maree
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Wilson, Cassandra
    Classical Ballet / Dancer