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The New Zealand Dance Company

Auckland, New Zealand

NZDC is a high-calibre community of dancers, creative collaborators, arts managers and supporters dedicated to producing and presenting inspiring new dance for Aotearoa/New Zealand and the world.

We exist with the desire to change the way audiences experience contemporary dance – to break boundaries and share its power, beauty and humility.


NZDC’s vision is to create new connections to dance by staging compelling, relevant works in highly engaging ways that not only entertain, but resonate long after the experience is over. NZDC was formed to build a hotbed of diverse, creative voices by attracting new talent whilst also reclaiming dancers and choreographers who have left our shores. Our point of difference exists in providing a full-time home for challenging and growing New Zealand contemporary dance culture.


We believe that dance is the beautifully, truthful language of living and commit to creating a safe place to be brave.