About The Show

The Secret Lives of Dancers is back for its third series and it’s the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s biggest year ever!

This year some familiar faces have departed but two new faces join the ranks when the company hold their annual auditions.

As they celebrate their 60th anniversary, the dancers are flat out touring nationally and internationally to mark their milestone year. The pressure is well and truly on!

The RNZB head overseas on their first international tour since 2011. They take on China and dance in 5 different cities. China is big, it’s full on and some dancers can’t cope with the pressure.

After the tour they head straight into a huge production of the iconic Swan Lake. Every girl wants to dance the coveted role of Odette but who will get the star role? Rehearsals are immense and everyone is pushed to the limit.

This series shows the highs and lows behind the scenes of the ballet as told by the dancers themselves. And this year….it’s big!


About the Royal New Zealand Ballet

Our artistic vision: The Royal New Zealand Ballet is a company of 32 dynamic dancers, performing an eclectic repertoire of outstanding dance, for national and international audiences, whilst continuing to build a style that is ultimately unique to this Company and Aotearoa, New Zealand.

The demands of our audience, particularly within New Zealand, mean that we present an eclectic repertoire of choreographic styles, from 19th century classics to 21st century contemporary works.

Our aim is to present dance of outstanding quality. We want to attract New Zealand and international dancers, choreographers and designers who will nurture and grow a company of international acclaim.

Our Company will have a unique reputation, and will be internationally acknowledged for pushing the boundaries, stretching the limits, and taking the art of classical ballet forward.

Find out more at the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company's official website.