New Zealand School of Dance

New Zealand School of Dance

Ballet Foundation supports the New Zealand School of Dance

The Ballet Foundation is thrilled to announce the Foundation’s $10,000 sponsorship of the Associates programme at the New Zealand School of Dance.

The Associates programme identifies classical and contemporary dance students from throughout New Zealand who have the talent for a career in dance performance. Each year they have 4 weekends of tuition at the New Zealand School of Dance in Wellington. Our funding in 2017 and 2018 assisted in the delivery of this programme.

In 2017, a further Ballet Foundation scholarship is currently awarded annually to a classical ballet student to support his or her fees. In 2017 the Ballet Foundation scholarship was awarded to Saul Newport. We were delighted that Saul could dance at our Auckland event in March. At the end of 2017 Saul took up a position at Houston Ballet II, the junior company of Houston Ballet. We wish him well but we were sad to see him go.

In 2018, a Ballet Foundation scholarship was awarded a classical ballet student to support his or her fees. In 2018 the Ballet Foundation scholarship was awarded to Cadence Barrack who subsequently joined the RNZB for The Nutcracker season at the end of 2018.

The two years of grants in 2017 and 2018 are in addition to the Barbara Webster Memorial Scholarship, managed by the Ballet Foudnation.

These grants support the Foundation’s aim of assisting, encouraging and developing the art of dance.

Cadence Barrack in 2018 in her second year at the NZSD. Photo by Stephen A’Court courtesy of the New Zealand School of Dance.

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