50th Anniversary Graduation Season

24 - 25 November 2017

Celebrating 50 years of achievement, our national dance school presents a season of visionary choreography, featuring students of the School alongside dancers from the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

On 6 March 1967, the New Zealand School of Dance (then the National School of Ballet) opened its doors to aspiring young dancers, to provide training for the dance profession. The 50th anniversary graduation season salutes the many teachers, choreographers and dancers who have left their mark upon the School, and dance in New Zealand.

These stunning performances of ballet and contemporary dance honour the School’s rich heritage, looking towards a vibrant future.

We thank the Wellington City Council, The Lion Foundation and Nikau Foundation/Willscott Endowment Fund for providing funding towards this project.

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Image: NZSD students photographed by Stephen A'Court, choreography by George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust.
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