It is with great sadness that the Royal New Zealand Ballet family acknowledges the death of Nigel Boyes, our Office Administrator and much-loved colleague since 2008.
From the reception desk on level 3 of the St James Theatre, Nigel kept the wheels of the RNZB’s Wellington office turning. Over the years he welcomed thousands of visitors to the RNZB, and conducted many behind the scenes tours with warmth, generosity and great pride in sharing the company’s work with diverse communities. He collaborated with the Friends of the RNZB on merchandise to raise funds for the company and undertook invaluable work on the RNZB’s archives, especially in the lead up to the company’s 60th anniversary in 2013.
We mourn Nigel’s untimely death and extend our deepest sympathy to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by everyone at the RNZB and by the company’s alumni and extended family in Wellington and around the world.
Nigel’s funeral will take place at Old St Paul’s in Wellington on Friday 6 July at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, Nigel’s family have requested donations to Mary Potter Hospice.
Friday 6 July, 2.00pm
Old St Paul’s
34 Mulgrave St