The Balance of the Ballet
By Francesca Horsley
After nine years of balancing the company's books and delivering on a management pathway, sadly, Amanda Skoog is leaving the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Before she left for her new job in Britain, Francesca Horsley asked her about the challenges the last nine years have delivered, what she is most proud of and what is her secret to keeping a small national ballet company thriving in the 21st century.
The year's magical A Midsummer Night's Dream by the Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) wowed audiences up and down the country.
Underneath all the talent and beauty, lay the unromantic taskmasters of securing money, developing strategy and hardnosed business acumen. Doing an outstanding job in delivering these ultimatums has been RNZB general manager, Amanda Skoog.
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