Cadence Barrack was a 2015 participant in the RNZB’s National Mentor Programme, where she was mentored by long-serving company member Yang Liu. Cadence is a 2018 graduate of the New Zealand School of Dance classical programme.
In 2016, Cadence competed in the Youth America Grand Prix Finals in New York, as well as the Royal Academy of Dance Genée Award in Sydney. While still a student at the New Zealand School of Dance, Cadence joined the Royal New Zealand Ballet for 2018’s Dancing with Mozart tour, performing in George Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15, and again in the world premiere of RNZB’s production of The Nutcracker.
Cadence is one of the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s first apprentices in the apprentice programme launched this year. Cadence’s pre-professional training was at the Philippa Campbell School of Ballet in Auckland, New Zealand.