Dane Head was born in Auckland and began dancing at the age of four. He trained at Bays School of Dance for seven years and continued his training at Mt Eden Ballet Academy for a further four years. At the Alana Haines Awards in 2017, Dane was awarded a two-week full time scholarship at the Central School of Ballet in London. In 2018 Dane placed third at the New Zealand National Young Performers Awards and was a finalist at the Asian Grand Prix in Hong Kong. At the age of 16 Dane began full-time training at the New Zealand School of Dance as a Classical Major.
In 2020 Dane performed in the RNZB’s The Sleeping Beauty, on secondment from NZSD. Dane was the 2021 Todd Scholar, a scholarship funded by Todd Corporation which supports a New Zealand School of Dance graduate in their first year of professional dance at the Royal New Zealand Ballet.
The Sleeping Beauty