About

Staff and Board

Patricia Barker – Artistic Director
Lester McGrath – Executive Director

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Susannah Lees-Jeffries – Director of Marketing and Development
Andrew Lees – Technical Director
Jan Dunne – Chief Financial Officer

ARTISTIC

Clytie Campbell – Ballet Master
Laura McQueen Schultz – Ballet Master
Nicholas Schultz – Ballet Master
Jessica Reese – Artistic Planning Manager
Nicholas Giles-Palmer – Company Class Pianist
Christine Pearce MNZM – Music Librarian

EDUCATION

Pascale Parenteau – Education, Community & Accessibility Manager
Berys Cuncannon – Education Coordinator
Lauren Byrne – Dance Educator
Kristie Mortimer – Dance Educator

PRODUCTION

Lisa Parkes – Tour Manager
Paul Thomson – Production Manager
Kirsty Chandler – Stage Manager
Donna Jefferis – Head of Costume
Emily Barr – Costume/Workroom Manager
Hank Cubitt – Senior Costumier
Jessica Taunt – Costume Assistant
Gavin Underhill – Workshop Manager
Anthony Goodin – Technical Stage Manager
Kieran Gunn – Carpenter

MARKETING AND DEVELOPMENT

Mink Boyce – Marketing and Sales Manager
Jeremy Brick – Senior Content Producer
Tara Evans – Acting Ticketing Manager
Diane Field – Corporate Development Manager
Carleen Ebbs
– Philanthropy Manager
Alex Holden – Development Co-ordinator – Communication and Events

ADMINISTRATION

Jude Krautschun – Assistant Accountant
Louise McKenzie – Finance Assistant

Alyssa Hatton – Office Administrator
Louise Townsend – Executive Assistant/HR Administrator

BOARD OF TRUSTEES  (click title to view profiles)

Dame Kerry Prendergast, DNZM, CNZM (Chair)
Mary Slater (Deputy Chair)
John Avery
Toby Behan
Lilias Bell
Dorian Devers
Isaac Hikaka
Louise Marsden
Trish Oakley
Katrina Todd ONZM
Nuwanthie Samarakone (Intern Trustee)

ROYAL NEW ZEALAND BALLET FOUNDATION

Patron: Jillian Friedlander

Ambassador: Dame Trelise Cooper

Jane Meares (Chair)
Lilias Bell (RNZB Representative)
Louise Binns
Sarah Cole
Ann-Louise Gower
Isaac Hikaka (RNZB Representative)
Melanie Morris
Victoria Muir
Ian Webster

Three By Ekman St James Theatre, Wellington, NZ. 16.05.2017. Three By Ekman, performed by the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Season 17 May to 15 June 2017. Photo credit: Stephen A’Court. COPYRIGHT ©Stephen A’Court