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.


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  • We are hiring!
    Accountant We seek an experienced accountant to join a small, closely-knit administration team. The role reports to the Business Manager and liaises closely with key staff across the School. It is for 20 hours per week, so it can be flexible to fit in with other activities and commitments in your life.   Our ideal candidate is meticulous, with a strong … Read more
  • Calling for Expressions of Interest
    External Board Member The New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) is a charitable education trust established in 1966 to support the education and development of dance and choreography. It is the Official School for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and offers NZQA registered diplomas (at levels 6 and 7). The School is located at Te Whaea on Hutchison Road, Newtown, … Read more
    MEDIA RELEASE The New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) is proud to announce its highly anticipated Performance Season, showcasing the extraordinary talent of its students. With two alternating programmes of ballet and contemporary dance, this season promises to captivate audiences with outstanding choreography and breath-taking performances.  In these specially curated programmes, students from across the School’s three year groups will … Read more
  • Sharni Spencer
    ‘Find the fun and enjoyment in what you do; It’s important to work out why you dance, what makes you tick’ NZSD graduate, Sharni Spencer, was born in Lismore NSW and grew up in Tamworth and Newcastle. She began dance classes at three years old and studied at Sally Kefts School of Dance and Marie Walton Mahon Dance Academy before joining … Read more
    “…enjoy the process and have fun with dance. Aspire for greatness and strive towards your goals with determination and passion.” – Robert Mills Robert is a Distinguished Graduate of the New Zealand School of Dance and holds the Graduate Diploma of Elite Dance Instruction from The Australian Ballet School. During his career, he danced with the Royal New Zealand Ballet, … Read more