For Dance Teachers and Dancers

RNZB National Mentor Programme

The RNZB National Mentor Programme is an exciting opportunity for dedicated young dance students to tap into the professional experience of the Company. Selected students will receive guidance and professional advice from their mentor and free access to classes and performances throughout the year.

Congratulations to the successful applicants for 2019. They are:

Kate Bradley Wellington Fiona Haines Dance Academy
Tessa Cockerton-Holmes Wellington Chilton Ballet Academy
Ariah Mandeno Auckland Mt Eden Ballet Academy
Alice McArthur Auckland Nicci McEwan
Emma McWhinnie Wellington Mary Rodgers Dance Academy
Arabella Moore Tauranga Dance Education Centre
India Shackel Wellington Fiona Haines Dance Academy
Kezia Shepherd Wellington Fiona Haines Dance Academy
Kohana Williams Auckland Mt Eden Ballet Academy
Jadyn Bagayas Auckland Philippa Campbell School of Ballet
Elliot Gordon Auckland Philippa Campbell School of Ballet

Selected mentored students:

  • have quality time with their mentor through the year
  • keep in contact with their mentor via Movitae* with options for easy video communication and feedback
  • watch company class and rehearsal while the dancers are on tour
  • spend time backstage with the company
  • receive two complimentary tickets to selected performances
  • participate in exclusive master classes
  • spend a day in Wellington at the RNZB’s home. Students will observe class and rehearsals, take part in a class and visit backstage workrooms, including costume.

*Movitae is an interactive video learning platform specialising in physical performance. Learn more here

For all enquiries, please email education@rnzb.org.nz  or contact RNZB Education & Community Manager Pascale Parenteau,  021 678521

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