We are the national support organisation for dance in Aotearoa, New Zealand. For over 20 years DANZ has existed to provide support and services to the dance community in a mission to grow and sustain the art-form in New Zealand.
As a leadership organisation we aim to act as a collective voice for dance in New Zealand and raise its public profile. To achieve this we provide information and support services to all individuals, companies and organisations working in the dance industry. These range from supporting and promoting initiatives in the areas of education, professional and recreational, as well as providing opportunities for professional development and capacity building.
DANZ strives to create a friendly, accessible, fair, and professional environment. Consulting, respecting the diversity of dance, encouraging opportunities for information sharing and dialogue are at the core of our service.
You can find out more about our services here: DANZ Services
You can also read or download our DANZ_Background_Information_and_Overview_of_Services document.
OUR VISION, MISSION & VALUES
Our vision is to make dance visible
Our mission is the promotion of dance and the provision of services to the dance sector in all its diversity.
We adhere to the following values:
Mānakitanga – showing respect for others
Hauora – seeking appropriate balance between mental, physical, social and spiritual wellbeing
Awhinatanga – maintain care for others
Whanaungatanga – recognising and promoting diversity and inclusiveness
Pono tūtura – maintaining professional integrity
Executive Director – Sheryl Lowe
Communications Manager – Linda Lim
Project Coordinator – Leah Maclean
Finance & Membership – Tatiana Zveguintseva
Communications Coordinator - Kirstie Baxter
Perry Walker (Chair), Jonathan Baker, Merenia Gray, Sheryl Lowe, Karen Fraser-Payne, & Kristal Snow.
OUR FUNDING AND RELATIONSHIPS
You can find out about our core funders and other relationships/partnerships here: DANZ Funders & Networks
+64 4 801 9885
(International toll charges apply)
69 Abel Smith St / Toi Pōneke Arts Centre
PO BOX 9885