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Ethan Stiefel in the studio.© Bill Cooper. (Click image for larger version)

Ethan Stiefel is standing down as Royal New Zealand Ballet Artistic Director after just 3 years

A shame – not long for either him or the company to know one another. Three years is not the normal tenure for being artistic director of a company – 5 would be…

Gillian Murphy and Qi Huan in Giselle.© Evan Li. (Click image for larger version)

Royal New Zealand Ballet – Giselle – Wellington

What this creative and glorious revisiting has achieved is an enrichment and revitalization of everything the work holds dear and, at the same time, a wonderful showcase for this company of 32 talented young dancers.

Royal New Zealand Ballet 2013 line-up revealed

Award-winning international and local choreographers, an icon of New Zealand dance, a collaboration with Te Radar, a tour of heartland NZ, and a five city tour to China make up the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s 2013 programme: a year-long celebration of the RNZB’s 60th birthday.

Ethan Stiefel, and Lucy Green, in the studio.© Maarten Holl. (Click image for larger version)

Interview: Ethan Stiefel – Royal New Zealand Ballet – Artistic Director

Ethan Stiefel formally retired from dancing with ABT this summer, but has been hard at work as Director of RNZB for over a year now. On the eve of company announcements about their 2013 season and the premiere of Giselle, his first commissioned production, Valerie Lawson catches up with him…

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