The Dancers

Cadence Barrack

JX3511 Cadence Barrack for the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Photo credit: Stephen A’Court.

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.

Cadence’s recent roles with the RNZB have included the Fairy of Joy and the White Cat in The Sleeping Beauty.

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 RNZB’s production of The Nutcracker by Val Caniparoli.

Cadence was one of the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s first apprentices in the programme launched by Patricia Barker in 2019. Cadence’s pre-professional training was at the Philippa Campbell School of Ballet in Auckland, New Zealand.

Cadence is supported by Rob and Michele Macdonald.

Dancer Credits

The Sleeping Beauty

Curiosity Fairy

The Sleeping Beauty

Joy Fairy

The Sleeping Beauty

The White Cat





A Midsummer Night's Dream

Mustard Seed