The Dancers

Madeleine Graham

RNZB-327 Madeleine Graham for the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Photo credit: Stephen A'Court. COPYRIGHT ©Stephen A'Court

Madeleine Graham joined the Royal New Zealand Ballet in 2012 after completing her classical training at The Australian Ballet School. Since being with the company, she has danced with the RNZB on overseas tours to China, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, and Hong Kong showcasing her versatility across both the classical and contemporary repertoire. Madeleine was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia.  

Madeleine has performed various leading roles with the RNZB, including Juliet in Romeo & Juliet (2017), Vivette in L’Arlesienne by Roland Petit (2017), Marie/Clara in The Nutcracker (2018), Gretel in Loughlan Prior’s Hansel & Gretel (2019), Princess Florine in The Sleeping Beauty (2020), White Swan in Black Swan, White Swan by Mário Radačovský (2019). She has also performed many other roles and ballets, such as Little Russian Girls in Serenade by Balanchine (2019), Petite Mort by Jiri Kylian (2018), Sech Tänze by Jiri Kylian, Aurum by Alice Topp, Stand to Reason by Andrea Schermoly and Flower Festival in Genzano. 

She was chosen for a once in a lifetime trip to Antarctica alongside New Zealand choreographer Corey Baker in 2018, creating a short film Antarctica: The First Dance. Some other career highlights include performances in William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated (2016), Liam Scarlett’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2021), Alexander Ekman’s Cacti, Bridesmaids in Don Quixote, and Javier De Frutos’ Banderillero. 

Dancer Credits

Romeo and Juliet


The Nutcracker


The Nutcracker

French Pastilles

Black Swan, White Swan

White Swan

Hansel & Gretel


The Sleeping Beauty

Princess Florine

The Sleeping Beauty

Curiosity Fairy