Our Artistic Role and Vision

Our artistic vision

The Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) is a company of dynamic dancers, performing an eclectic repertoire of outstanding dance for national and international audiences, whilst continuing to build a style that is ultimately unique to this company and Aotearoa, New Zealand.

The demands of our audience, particularly within New Zealand, mean that we present an eclectic repertoire of choreographic styles, from 19th century classics to 21st century contemporary works. Our aim is to present dance of outstanding quality.

We want to attract New Zealand and international dancers, choreographers and designers who will nurture and grow a company of international acclaim.

Our company will have a unique reputation, and will be internationally acknowledged for pushing the boundaries, stretching the limits, and taking the art of classical ballet forward.

Our central role

The RNZB plays a central role in the performing arts.

Many freelance practitioners rely on the RNZB for occasional work, choreographic opportunities, technical advice, equipment hire and studio rental. The RNZB’s resident staff are available to advise opera and theatre organisations in technical and management matters.


RNZB Artist Damani Campbell Williams, 2022. Photo by Paul Ross Jones.