19 Nov 2018

Report: concerns remain over Royal NZ ballet

From Nine To Noon, 9:35 am on 19 November 2018
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Photo: ©Stephen A'Court Photography

The Royal New Zealand Ballet says it is listening to feedback from dancers, audiences, funders and others and will make changes to improve support for young dancers. Earlier this year the ballet company was criticised for the high turnover of dancers and concerns over bullying. 

An independent review made eleven recommendations on how the company could improve, including clarifying its workplace bullying policy.  Their feedback has been made public in a new report which shows concerns remain over the wellbeing of dancers and whether enough New Zealanders are being seen on stage.

Chair of the Royal NZ Ballet, Steven Fyfe talks to Kathryn Ryan.