Save the date and join us for dinner at Logan Brown, Friday 2 August

We are excited to be able to share with you news that we have collaborated with Logan Brown and will be hosting an event at the upcoming Visa Wellington On a Plate Festival in August. 


Iconic Wellington restaurant, Logan Brown, has collaborated with The Ballet Foundation of New Zealand and the Royal New Zealand Ballet to bring you Bold Moves – the taste & experience. A unique three-course menu with bold flavours, colours, aromas and presentation to match the inventiveness of the Ballet’s upcoming production of Bold Moves. Be enticed to follow the lead of a ballet dancer to make your own ‘Bold Moves’. Don’t worry, you won’t need your dancing shoes, just remain seated and enjoy the magic of movement in one of Wellington’s truly beautiful spaces.

Friday 2 August, 6pm – 10pm

Logan Brown Restaurant, 192 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington Central

$150 (tickets will be available for sale from 17 June)

Unfortunately we cannot cater to dietary requirements 

Visit the VisaWOAP website for more information

Dinner with the RNZB

The Ballet Foundation invites you to dinner with the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

Hear Patricia Barker, RNZB Artistic Director, speak about the newly-announced 2019 Season; be introduced to Dunedin-born dancer Olivia Moore; and meet RNZB Dancer, Choreographer in Residence and special guest Loughlan Prior.

Thursday 15 November. Arrival from 6.30pm. Dinner from 7.15pm.

Madam Woo, 115 Stuart Street, Dunedin

Tickets are $100, and include a Nautilus bubbles on arrival, followed by a three-course dinner with matching wine.

For bookings and enquiries, contact Victoria Muir:

The RNZB is in town for The Nutcracker, which is on at the Regent Theatre (with live orchestra) on Saturday 17th November at 7.30pm and Sunday 18th November at 1.30pm. We also encourage you to see the show. Book now via the RNZB website.

This is a fundraising event for the Ballet Foundation of New Zealand. All proceeds benefit classical ballet in New Zealand.

A Celebration of Ballet at Government House

Photo credit: Photo of RNZB dancers: (left to right) Massimo Margaria, Alexandre de Oliveira Ferreira, Mayu Tanigaito
and Kohei Iwamoto, shot at Flock Hill Station, Canterbury, in February 2017. Photographer Ross Brown © RNZB

The Ballet Foundation of New Zealand


invites you


A Celebration of Ballet at Government House

Saturday 12 May 2018

6pm – 8pm

Government House
1 Rugby Street, Mount Cook, Wellington

Dress: Cocktail

Tickets $125 per person

Please join us for a cocktail reception and performance by members of the Royal New Zealand Ballet and students from the New Zealand School of Dance, hosted by Her Excellency, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy


All proceeds benefit the future of ballet in New Zealand

Tickets are limited. Please purchase tickets by 16 April 2018
Contact Sarah:

Auckland, 28 February 2018: Champagne and a Taste of Ballet in the Garden

Don’t miss the Royal New Zealand Ballet in The Piano: the ballet. Touring nationally 23 February – 28 March.
Photo credit: Photo of Abigail Boyle by Ross Brown © RNZB


The Ballet Foundation of New Zealand


invites you


Champagne and a Taste of Ballet in the Garden
Wednesday 28 February 2018


at 27 Mount St John Avenue
Epsom, Auckland
Dress: Cocktail

Tickets $200 per person

Festivities will include two short ballet performances: a duet by dancers from the Royal New Zealand Ballet and a solo by a student from the New Zealand School of Dance

Please purchase tickets by 16 February 2018
Contact Ian

All proceeds benefit the future of ballet in New Zealand


Auckland Trustees and Committee
Rosie Dunphy, Louise Binns, Ian Webster, Chrissi Bollard, Sarah Cole, Carrie Hobson and Carol Ross




Imagine a 7 day voyage on-board the only private residential ship at sea, The World


Launched in 2002, The World® is the largest privately owned, residential yacht on earth with 165 luxury Residences. A diverse group of Residents from 19 countries own the homes onboard and share interests in world cultures, history and adventure, and exploring fascinating destinations. They circumnavigate the globe every two to three years following an extraordinary itinerary that they select. In-depth expeditions and one-of-a-kind experiences are complemented by world-class amenities and impeccable service.

At our event, we will be inviting you to bid on a seven night voyage on this amazing yacht and your winning bid will include:

  • Travel in a luxurious two-bedroom residence for 4 guests.  The World’s Two-Bedroom Residences truly feel like home, with spacious living and dining areas, en-suite bathrooms in both the master and guest bedrooms, and ample veranda space.
  • All meals and beverages aboard the Ship including select wines, spirits and champagnes from around the world.
  • All gratuities and all port charges.

If you would like more information on The World® before our event on February 28th, please visit or e-mail Joe O’Sullivan

The Ballet Foundation of New Zealand would like to sincerely thank The World® for this very generous donation.  As you can imagine, they receive numerous requests for auction donations each year and the Ballet Foundation of New Zealand was chosen as one of only a select few from around the globe to receive a multi-night voyage from The World® to help us raise money to support Ballet in New Zealand.



Auckland: A Celebration of Ballet

On behalf of the Ballet Foundation trustees, warm thanks to all who attended our fundraising event in Auckland on 7 March! Over 200 guests joined us for a fantastic evening at St Matthew-in-the-City. Over $50,000 was raised through ticket sales and an auction that included spectacular art, bespoke jewellery, travel opportunities and dinner with the Rt Hon Bill English. This wonderful support will enhance the Foundation’s continued work to develop and sustain ballet in New Zealand.

The evening’s festivities included performances by two dancers from the Royal New Zealand Ballet and the New Zealand School of Dance. NZSD student Saul Newport performed a selection from Tomasson’s Meistens Mozart and RNZB dancer Laura Saxon Jones performed Fokine’s seminal work The Dying Swan. As our national ballet company, the RNZB is vital to the continued development of ballet in New Zealand, and its official ballet school, the NZSD, is a leader in dance training for students from here and overseas. The Foundation is pleased to sponsor both organisations as well as to provide grants for other ballet initiatives in New Zealand.

We were delighted to conclude the evening with a few words from the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Bill English, who attended the event and shared his enthusiasm for ballet and the work of the Foundation.

We hope to see you soon and encourage you to support the Foundation’s work through donations and by attending future events.