Garry Trinder  
Organization: New Zealand School of Dance (New Zealand)

Position: Director

Affiliation with organization: 1998 – Present

Years active at YAGP: 2012 – Present

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Born in England, Garry Trinder trained at The Royal Ballet School, Rambert School of Ballet and Maurice Béjart’s MUDRA. He holds a master’s degree from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and an Advanced Diploma in Education from Newcastle University. During his dance career, Mr. Trinder performed with Scottish Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and London City Ballet. Mr. Trinder spent six years as artistic director of the Hong Kong Ballet and two years as director of dance at South Africa’s NAPAC Dance Company. He was appointed director of the New Zealand School of Dance in 1998. In addition to his role at NZSD, he adjudicates at many international ballet competitions including the Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland, the Japan Grand Prix in Tokyo and the Youth America Grand Prix in New York, and serves as President of the Jury for the Asian Grand Prix ballet competition in Hong Kong. Mr. Trinder is a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.