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Royal New Zealand Ballet

Royal New Zealand Ballet

An independent charitable trust established in 1953, the Royal New Zealand Ballet has been directly Crown funded since 1998. 

The Ministry manages the Ballet's relationship with the Crown and administers government funding. The Ballet is governed by a self-appointed board.

Organisation Details

  • Executive Director – Lester McGrath (from January 2019)
  • Interim Executive Director – Celia Walmsley (until January 2019) 
  • Artistic Director – Patricia Barker
  • Board Chair – Steven Fyfe

Contact Details

  • inquiry@nzballet.org.nz
  • Tel (04) 381 9000 or 0800 432 623
  • Postal Address - PO Box 27 050, Marion Square, Wellington 6141

Board membership

  • Steven Fyfe - Chair
  • Toby Behan
  • Ros Burdon
  • Candis Craven
  • Trish Oakley
  • Isaac Hikaka
  • Lilias Bell
  • Lisa Bates

Related links

Royal New Zealand Ballet website


Updated on 24th October 2018