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Garry Trinder

Curriculum Vitae

Director, New Zealand School of Dance
Member of the Prix de Lausanne Artistic Committee

Garry Trinder was born in Liverpool, England. He trained at the Royal Ballet School, Rambert School of Ballet, Maurice Béjart’s MUDRA.

Previous companies/positions: Scottish Ballet, 1977 – 1982, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, 1983, London City Ballet, 1983 – 1984, Artistic Director, Hong Kong Ballet, 1985 – 1991, Artistic Director, NAPAC Dance Company, South Africa, 1991 – 1993

Current company/position: Director, New Zealand School of Dance

Favorite roles/choreographies: Anything by George Balanchine and Kenneth MacMillan.

Career highlight: The pleasure and inspiration derived from working with the caretakers of great ballets and the opportunity to experience these works at first hand.

Message to the Prix de Lausanne candidates: Wherever you find yourself dancing, always retain respect for the art form and don’t lose sight of the fact that you are privileged to be a dancer.

Message to the Prix de Lausanne organisation: The Prix de Lausanne was started with the philosophy of providing young dancers with the very best in dance education. As the competition fast approaches its 40th anniversary, this philosophy holds true and we should never lose sight of this ideal.

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