AUDITION to study full-time at the New Zealand School of Dance in 2021

Becoming a professional dancer begins with an audition for the New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD).

The New Zealand School of Dance was founded in 1967 and in that time has earned a reputation as a leader in training dancers to meet the demanding expectations of dance companies and choreographers worldwide.

The full-time tertiary programmes offered by NZSD are aimed at developing the qualities essential for professional dancers – strong technique, musicality, coordination, and dedication to the art form. NZSD students major in either classical ballet or contemporary dance, while maintaining a strong grounding in both disciplines.

The School is pleased to announce the 2020 digital auditions open until 18 September and live auditions at NZSD in Wellington on 26 September.

Dancers who are unable to attend the live auditions in Wellington due to travel restrictions are invited to submit digital auditions to NZSD.  All details are included in the Digital Auditions Guide available at  
To Apply:

PATHWAYS WEBINAR – New Zealand School of Dance
If you’re interested in full time study at the New Zealand School of Dance, don’t miss PATHWAYS – an informal information-sharing webinar hosted by NZSD senior faculty members, NZSD Director – Garry Trinder, Head of Contemporary Dance – Paula Steeds-Huston and Head of Associates – Christine Gunn.

SUNDAY 19 JULY at 12.30pm NZST (EDT Sat 18 July at 8.30pm)
SUNDAY 2 AUGUST at 3.30pm NZST (EDT Sat 1st Aug at 11.30pm)

This is a FREE event where NZSD will answer questions about the various programmes offered at the School, what to expect from full-time dance training, the audition process, and what NZSD are looking for at the audition.
For more information:
View the School Prospectus – click here


Image of NZSD 1st Yr Student Aidan Tully. Photo by Stephen A’Court.