2 February 2023 13:10


Celebrating 25 Years of Leadership: Garry Trinder's Journey at NZSD

This year, Garry Trinder is celebrating 25 years of directing the New Zealand School of Dance. RAD NZ would like to congratulate him on such a milestone and we are pleased to have a positive collaborative relationship with the New Zealand School of Dance, Garry and all the staff.

Garry’s impressive career began when he was 18, joining Scottish Ballet, as a dancer.  In moving into management, he served six years as Artistic Director of Hong Kong Ballet & two years as Director of Dance for the Natal Performing Arts Council (NAPAC) in South Africa.  He holds a Master's degree from Trinity Laban Conservatoire & an Advanced Diploma in Education from Newcastle University.

Garry joined the New Zealand School of Dance on 15 January 1998 and since then he has been a driving force in modernising the school and ensuring the highest quality of dance instruction. His direction has been instrumental in producing some of the world’s most accomplished dancers, with many NZSD alumni now appearing in top-tier dance companies all over the world.

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