NZSD Foundation

Support the professional dancers of tomorrow

Building on a legacy of 50 years at the forefront of dance training in New Zealand, the New Zealand School of Dance Foundation supports the vision of lifting up the dancers of tomorrow.

With your help the Foundation will ensure that exceptionally talented students can make the most of their potential as dancers.

The Foundation will provide on-going financial support to:

  • Alleviate student hardship 
    The Foundation’s primary objective is to provide scholarships to ensure that exceptionally talented students have access to training regardless of their financial situation.
  • Support outreach programmes 
    To continue growing and supporting outstanding dancers, the School must meaningfully engage and connect with diverse communities. Outreach programmes identify and recognise budding talent and provide achievable pathways to world-class training.
  • Build on our impressive facilities 
    Providing high quality and safe environments for student training. 
  • Cultivate exciting opportunities for students 
    Provide platforms for students to engage with and learn from New Zealand and international luminaries.

NZSD Foundation Inaugural Patrons

Gifts $10,000+
Lift dancers up to achieve their dreams

We acknowledge:
The Emery Family
Dr Russell and Ms Phillipa Ballard
Christchurch Dance Education Bursary Trust
Katrina Todd
Sir Roderick & Lady Gillian Deane

Gifts $5,000+
Inspire exceptional talent to realise their potential

We acknowledge:
Penelope Ryder-Lewis on behalf of Bartlett Law
Jeremy Commons and the late David Carson-Parker
Amanda & Donald Horn

Gifts $1,000+
Nurture young people to focus their ability

We acknowledge:
Denis and Jane Kirkcaldie
E Prof Les & The Late Dr Patricia Holborow
Dorothy Duval
Dr Barry Pearson
Paul and Sheryl Baines
Rob Hole & Sue Batley
Sue Gifford & Simon Skinner
Margaret Fairhead
Jane & David Pender
Adrienne Bushell
The Arbuckle Family
Harrison James & Bronwyn Wynn
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How you can become a part of the NZSD Foundation

If you would like to discuss supporting the New Zealand School of Dance Foundation, please email Elizabeth Isaacs, Development & Fundraising or phone: +64 4 381 9224

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The New Zealand School of Dance Foundation is a registered charity CC54821 and donations qualify for a tax credit.

Photos of the Inaugural Patrons of the New Zealand School of Dance Foundation

Photos by Edgeline Photography

NZSD Foundation board
Andrew Stewart (Chair), Denis Kirkcaldie, Garry Trinder (ex officio)