Partnerships and Trusts

Partner a Dancer

Turn a solo into a pas de deux

The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s ‘Partner a Dancer’ programme is your special opportunity to become closely involved with the company’s work through an association with a single dancer. Partners provide invaluable support for the work of the RNZB and are among the company’s most loyal, enthusiastic and knowledgeable supporters.

By following your dancer, you will gain insight into the dancers’ professional lives, from daily class and first rehearsals to first nights and final bows. You will have the opportunity to meet your dancer – whether in Wellington or at other centres around New Zealand – and to visit behind the scenes, with invitations to attend company class and studio rehearsals.

To partner a dancer for one year, the RNZB asks companies and charitable foundations for a contribution in the region of $10,000 plus GST (if applicable). Partnerships can also be created to suit individual donors; we would be delighted to discuss opportunities with you.

If you would like to Partner a Dancer or learn more about the programme, please contact Susie Lees-Jeffries at or 021 245 4329.

Partner a Dancer Soloist Ana Gallardo Lobaina has been partnered by Ann-Louise and Campbell Gower since June 2022 and Soloist Joshua Guillemot-Rodgerson has been partnered by the Deane Endowment Trust since May 2022. Photo by Paul Ross Jones.

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