Dedication to inspiration

In its simplest form, our vision is that every individual and organisation engaged in staging classical ballet in New Zealand should have the means to pursue excellence.

The Ballet Foundation of New Zealand is committed to building a sustainable fund to provide long-term stability for ballet in New Zealand. Gifts made to the Foundation ensure that today’s budding dancers can dream of representing New Zealand on the world stage, and that tomorrow’s audiences will enjoy international talent right here at home.

Grants made by The Ballet Foundation will support artists and individual projects and will contribute to the ongoing costs of nurturing and staging world-class ballet in New Zealand, including through its support of the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Grants are made at the discretion of the Trustees, and in accordance with the Trust’s objective of supporting, promoting, and advancing classical ballet.


RNZB dancers Madeleine Graham and Joseph Skelton in Romeo and Juliet. Photograph by Ross Brown.