Dance training that inspires, excels, succeeds

Shaping the next generation of dancers into industry leaders

Producing world-class dancers who define the progressive future of NZ’s arts sector

Garry Trinder MNZM 

Director’s Welcome

The School offers a unique training environment for the next generation of gifted young dancers. With world-class facilities, teaching staff and repertoire, we focus on preparing students for the demands of the dance world and their future place in it.
Precision cannot be acquired quickly and beauty does not come easily. If you are adaptable, open-minded and willing to work hard, the New Zealand School of Dance is the place for you.


All of us at NZSD have been hopeful that the full-time auditions could go ahead
The health and well-being of all our students, supporters and staff remain at the forefront
Students' personal impressions of the School Watch as four of our current students share what

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Celebrating 25 Years of Leadership: Garry Trinder’s Journey

This year, Garry Trinder is celebrating 25 years of directing the New Zealand School of Dance.  Garry’s impressive career began when he was 18, joining Scottish Ballet, as a dancer.  In moving into management, he served six years as Artistic Director of Hong Kong Ballet & two years as Director of Dance for the Natal…

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Prix de Lausanne Announcement

NZSD Ballet Student Accepted to Compete at the Prix de Lausanne 2023 Aidan Tully for the New Zealand School of Dance, April 2022. Photo credit: Stephen A’Court. COPYRIGHT ©Stephen A’Court New Zealand School of Dance is proud to announce that Aidan Tully, a classical ballet student at the school, has been selected to take part…

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