Harry Haythorne (1926-2014)

January 20, 2015

Harry Haythorne, who was artistic director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet from 1981 – 1992, passed away in November 2014. Under his leadership, RNZB performed its first full-length production of Swan Lake, staged a Royal Gala in 1981 and 30th anniversary celebrations in 1983, received the award of its Royal Charter in 1984, and completed its first tour to China, among other accomplishments. Learn more about his life and work here.



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