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Monday, January 06, 2014

New Year Honours 2014

RNZB Managing Director Amanda Skoog has been honoured for her services to ballet in this year’s Honours list – becoming a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MZM).

RNZB Managing Director Amanda Skoog has been honoured for her services to ballet in this year’s Honours list – becoming a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MZM).

“I’m really chuffed to be recognised for my work in ballet – an artform I love.  It’s a really wonderful way to start the New Year,” says Amanda Skoog. 

Managing Director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet since 2006, Amanda has served in various arts administrative roles in Europe and New Zealand for 20 years. She began her career, however, as a classical ballet dancer, touring Europe extensively before accepting a position with the English National Ballet.  After retiring from dancing she became involved in arts administration taking up a role with the English National Ballet as their Education Manager.

RNZB Board Member Alistair Carruthers was also made a Companion of the Order (CNZM) for his services to arts governance.