The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s National Mentor Programme is a chance for committed students to be mentored the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s dancers and Artistic Team. Spend time with them during each season and gain insight into the experience of life as a professional dancer. This one-year programme is offered to students studying at Intermediate and above levels of classical ballet who are aged 13 years and older on 1 January 2023.
Entry into the programme is by application only and successful applicants will pay a fee of $100 for the year.
Selected mentored students will:
Application is easy.
Applications for the 2023 programme have now closed.
Successful applicants will be notified on 1 February 2023
Hear about the experience from some of our 2022 participants:
Thank you so much for organising the mentor event today. I had so much fun and I loved seeing my mentor as well as watching the dancers do class. It was great to be able to have a face to face talk/catch up with my mentor and so inspiring to watch company class! – Coco Giera, Age 13 – Wellington
Thank you so much for my incredible mentor. I have just met RNZB Dancer Gretchen Steimle… Thank you for this amazing opportunity!” – Izzy Marie Hoult, 14 years old – Christchurch
Meet the 2023 National Mentor Programme Students
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