Full Time Auditions Update

All of us at NZSD have been hopeful that the full-time auditions could go ahead as planned in Auckland. Regrettably we are no longer able to make the trip to Auckland for live auditions as the Level 3 lockdown in Auckland, Northland and parts of the Waikato continues.

Therefore we will be accepting digital auditions from applicants in these regions and look forward to receiving these as early as possible (31 October at the latest).   This applies to those interested in our full-time programme and anyone wanting to join our Associates. Comprehensive Digital Audition Guidelines have been prepared.  Please click on the button to view and download them. 

We recognise that lockdown is a stressful time for everyone.   But even in these uncertain times, although we are physically apart, we are in this together.  Kia kaha Aotearoa!

Scholars & Associates Programme Auditions

The health and well-being of all our students, supporters and staff remain at the forefront of our planning.  After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone auditions for our Scholars and Associate Programmes

The postponement is to allow applicants the opportunity to spend as much time as possible in studio to prepare themselves before audition day.

Scholars Auditions: 30 October 2021, Wellington. Times to be confirmed

Associate Auditions:

  • 30 October – Wellington
  • 31 October – Auckland
  • 7 November – Christchurch
  • Times for all auditions to be confirmed

A professional career in dance begins at NZSD

Students’ personal impressions of the School

Watch as four of our current students share what they love about the School, what inspired them to apply for a place here and their tips for success at the School audition.

Classical ballet students Tayla-Rose Frisby and Dane Head and contemporary dance students Kiki Miwa and Luke Romero talk about their personal impressions of the School’s nurturing environment, their audition experience and why the School is so special to them.

We hope you enjoy watching this video as much as we enjoyed making it. Please leave us your comments and share the video with your friends 🙂

Filming and editing by Jeremy Brick

Special thanks for contributions by Tabitha Dromboski and Loughlan Prior, Tessa Karle, Zachary Healy and staff.