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Royal New Zealand Ballet’s 2017 line-up revealed: 70 performances, in 16 NZ cities and towns

October 17, 2016

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Romeo and Julliet ballet

Royal New Zealand Ballet’s 2017 line-up revealed: 70 performances, in 16 NZ cities and towns Passion, tragedy, rhythm and energy fill the national ballet company’s line-up for 2017 announced today. The season includes two ballets by one of the great choreographers of the 20th century, the return of an audience favourite, the world premiere of […]

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The Wizard of Oz – RNZB’s sell-out season

June 1, 2016

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Dancers Lucy Green as Dorothy and Jacob Chown as the Lion credit Stephen A'Court

The Wizard of Oz – RNZB’s sell-out season   All 23 performances of the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Ryman Healthcare Season of The Wizard of Oz have sold out across the nine centre New Zealand tour, which began in Wellington on 4 May.   A record number of just over 35,000 New Zealanders will have […]

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Dancing at the Speed of Light – RNZB’s high-energy start to 2016

February 3, 2016

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RNZB Speed of Light

Dancing at the Speed of Light – RNZB’s high-energy start to 2016   An iconic dance work that is credited with changing ballet for ever, and another two internationally acclaimed contemporary works, make up the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s (RNZB) explosive start to 2016. Speed of Light a mixed bill of three works by some […]

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The Australian Ballet kicks off World Ballet Day LIVE

September 28, 2015

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World-class ballet live streamed free, as The Australian Ballet kicks off World Ballet Day LIVE 23 hours of vision inside some of the world’s leading ballet companies, starting 12pm EST, 1 October 2015 From bush to beach and cape to cape, Australian audiences can visit the studios of their national dance company from wherever they […]

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RNZB’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream a hit

August 21, 2015

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RNZB’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream a hit The Royal New Zealand Ballet has a major hit on its hands after the sell-out world premiere of The Vodafone Season of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Wellington last night.   The brand new ballet by 29 year old British choreographer Liam Scarlett, one of the most sought […]

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New Zealand School of Dance Named Official School of the RNZB

December 22, 2014

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Elisabeth Zorino performing in New Zealand School of Dance Graduation Season, photographed by Stephen A'Court.

New Zealand School of Dance Named Official School of the RNZB The New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) has been formally recognised as the ‘Official School of the Royal New Zealand Ballet’. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed this month between the Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) and the New Zealand School of Dance, committing […]

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Queensland Ballet announces new dancers for 2015

December 13, 2014

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Queensland Ballet announces new dancers for 2015 Queensland Ballet has announced it will welcome a new Principal Dancer, a new Soloist, several new Company Dancers and eight Young Artists to its talented ensemble of dancers in 2015. Two of the National Ballet of Cuba’s top dancers will join Queensland Ballet next year: Yanela Piňera will […]

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Royal New Zealand Ballet appoints new Artistic Director and announces 2015 programme

September 15, 2014

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DON QUIXOTE - RNZB dancer Clytie Campbell CREDIT Ross Brown

Royal New Zealand Ballet appoints new Artistic Director and announces 2015 programme   The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to announce the appointment of 36 year old Italian Francesco Ventriglia as the company’s new artistic director.   Francesco Ventriglia was appointed after an extensive international recruitment process. “The calibre of applicants was extremely high,” […]

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Fast, flirty, and fresh – a ballet sampler from the Royal New Zealand Ballet

June 17, 2014

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Fast, flirty, and fresh – a ballet sampler from the Royal New Zealand Ballet   In what will be the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s last season under Ethan Stiefel’s artistic direction, Allegro: Five Short Ballets is a powerhouse of extraordinary and diverse ballets from some of the world’s leading choreographers. Opening in Auckland on 30 […]

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Northern Ballet’s A Christmas Carol and The Three Musketeers to be staged on two sides of the globe this autumn

June 10, 2014

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Northern Ballet’s A Christmas Carol and The Three Musketeers to be staged on two sides of the globe this autumn Northern Ballet’s A Christmas Carol and The Three Musketeers are to be staged by The Royal New Zealand Ballet and Alberta Ballet on opposite sides of the globe this autumn. The two companies are working […]

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The Royal New Zealand Ballet brings Coppélia to life

March 14, 2014

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RNZB - Sir Jon Trimmer Lucy Green in Coppelia

The Royal New Zealand Ballet brings Coppélia to life   Prepare to be captivated, when the curtain rises on Coppélia next month, this much-loved comic ballet will capture the hearts of the whole family. Hilarity ensues when a beautiful life-sized automaton is mistaken for a real girl, but rest assured true love is at the […]

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Royal New Zealand Ballet receives standing ovations in the US

February 17, 2014

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Royal New Zealand Ballet receives standing ovations in the US   The Royal New Zealand Ballet has received an enthusiastic response and several standing ovations from near-capacity crowds in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Minneapolis and New York.   This was the company’s first tour to the US in over 21 years, and with it they […]

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Royal New Zealand Ballet welcomes new dancers

December 9, 2013

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Royal New Zealand Ballet welcomes new dancers The Royal New Zealand Ballet welcomes five new dancers to the company for 2014 and bids farewell to two dancers. The RNZB has recruited from within New Zealand, in addition to attracting dancers from all over the world. The RNZB welcomes Bryn Watkins (from American Ballet Theatre), Lori […]

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Royal New Zealand Ballet gives Peter and the Wolf a kiwi twist

November 13, 2013

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Cat Clytie Campbell is after the Bird Tonia Looker in Peter and the Wolf - credit Evan Li

Royal New Zealand Ballet gives Peter and the Wolf a kiwi twist   The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to announce the release of a brand new recording of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf performed by Orchestra Wellington and narrated by New Zealand comedian and television personality Te Radar. The recording is available as […]

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Royal New Zealand Ballet announces 2014 line up

October 15, 2013

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Royal New Zealand Ballet announces 2014 line up 61 performances in New Zealand and a four centre US tour The Royal New Zealand Ballet today announced the company’s 2014 season, opening in January with performances in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Minneapolis and New York. Following the US tour, the RNZB will present three New Zealand […]

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The Royal New Zealand Ballet | Rave reviews for Giselle world premiere, ahead of tour

November 14, 2012

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RNZB Giselle - Andrew Bowman (Albrecht) and Antonia Hewitt (Giselle) CREDIT Evan Li)

The Royal New Zealand Ballet | Rave reviews for Giselle world premiere, ahead of tour Described as “two stellar forces in world ballet” Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg’s brand new production of the TelstraClear Season of Giselle for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, which had its world premiere in Wellington on 7th November. Audience members […]

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Former Royal New Zealand Ballet dancer wins $25,000 arts award

October 3, 2012

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Cameron McMillan as Romeo

Former Royal New Zealand Ballet dancer wins $25,000 arts award   New Plymouth born Cameron McMillan, who began his career with the Royal New Zealand Ballet for four years, was last night awarded one of three $25,000 New Generation Awards by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand. “We are delighted that Cameron’s talent both as […]

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The Royal New Zealand Ballet announces new music director

September 18, 2012

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The Royal New Zealand Ballet announces new music director   The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to announce that following an extensive search process, respected ballet conductor Nigel Gaynor has been appointed to the position of Music Director for the Royal New Zealand Ballet. “To have someone leading the RNZB music department, with the […]

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Royal New Zealand Ballet – punching above their weight in the UK

August 3, 2011

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The Royal New Zealand Ballet tours the UK and their disciplined dancers really rock!  RNZB’s From Here to There wins reviewers’ hearts in the UK Media Release THE Royal New Zealand Ballet‘s recent tour of the UK and Europe has received unprecedented critical acclaim. Known for being notoriously tough, UK critics praised the RNZB’s performances of the […]

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Ethan Stiefel appointed Artistic Director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet

October 29, 2010

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One of the world’s most acclaimed dancers has been appointed Artistic Director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Gillian Murphy will join him. ONE of the world’s most acclaimed dancers has been appointed Artistic Director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet.   Ethan Stiefel – currently a Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre (ABT) and […]

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