The Dancers

William Fitzgerald

Passchendaele. Choreographer Neil Ieremia, dancer William Fitzgerald, photo Ross Brown William Fitzgerald in Passchendaele from 2015's Salute. Credit: Ross Brown.

Born in Newcastle and raised in Canberra, Australia, William Fitzgerald started dancing at the age of 8 with Kim Harvey School of Dance. He then commenced full-time training at the New Zealand School of Dance in 2012.

In his first year at NZSD William danced the lead role in Parrish Maynard’s Fractals in the Graduation Season. Dance Europe wrote: ‘but in the two strong casts (Chloe Enike) and William Fitzgerald maintained the sharp edge while looking thoroughly at ease with the presentation’ and ‘Fitzgerald matched up well, proving a very able partner.’

The following year William danced in Jo Funaki’s Rise, performed a solo performance of Val Caniparoli’s Aria and danced the pas de deux in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Solitaire.

Since joining the RNZB in 2014, William has performed roles in Martin Vedel’s staging of Coppélia, Mattress Suite by Larry Keigwin and Massimo Moricone’s A Christmas Carol. In the RNZB’s recent A Midsummer Night’s Dream he performed the role of Demetrius.

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