Amanda Skoog - Managing Director
Amanda left New Zealand as a teenager to pursue a career as a classical ballet dancer, touring Europe extensively before accepting a position with English National Ballet where she met her husband Matz - the Artistic Director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet from 1996 to 2001.
Amanda has worked in arts administration for the past 20 years. She was Education Officer with English National Ballet, the Development Manager at London's Design Museum, Assistant Director at Central School of Ballet with the late Christopher Gable and Visitor Services Manager at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, where her responsibilities included the trading operations of the museum.
She has a post-graduate Diploma in Arts Administration from City University, London.
Amanda began her role with RNZB in September 2006 and says the most satisfying aspect of her job is enabling talent from throughout the company to shine - be it dancers, production or any area of administration.
In 2014 she was honoured for her services to ballet by becoming a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MZM).
She has two sons and her favourite pastime is cooking while listening to the radio.