Ballet in the Garden

Ballet in the Garden

15 November 2018

You are invited for champagne and a Taste of Ballet in the Garden
Wednesday 28 February 2018

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

All proceeds benefit the future of ballet in New Zealand

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

The World, private residential yacht.

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.

A Successful Event

This event sold out and The World trip was successfully auctioned. The Ballet Foundation raised an exceptional $120,000 on the night.

Make a Donation to the Royal New Zealand Ballet Foundation

We are grateful for your donation to help us create a sustainable fund for ballet in New Zealand.

Former Soloists Katherine Skelton and Madeleine Graham in The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Sleeping Beauty, 2020. Photo: Stephen A’Court.