Global Regional Jury Biography

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New Zealand School of Dance

Born in England, Garry Trinder trained at The Royal Ballet School, Rambert School of Ballet and Maurice Béjart's MUDRA. As a dancer, he worked with Scottish Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and London City Ballet. Garry's extensive career includes six years as Artistic Director of 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 and celebrates his 20th anniversary in 2018.


Garry holds a master's degree from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and an advanced diploma in Education from Newcastle University. In addition to his role at NZSD, he is associated with 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. Since 2011 Garry has assumed the role of President of the Jury for the Asian Grand Prix ballet competition in Hong Kong. Garry was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2013, for his services to dance.  


Garry Trinder 於英國出生,在英國皇家芭蕾舞學校 (The Royal Ballet School)、英國倫敦蘭伯特芭蕾舞學校 (Rambert School of Ballet) 和 Maurice Béjart's MUDRA 學校接受訓練。其後於蘇格蘭芭蕾舞團 (Scottish Ballet)、加拿大蒙特利爾大芭蕾舞團 (Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal) 和倫敦市芭蕾舞團 (London City Ballet) 擔任舞者。 Garry 擁有多方面的專業經驗,包括曾任香港芭蕾舞團 (The Hong Kong Ballet) 藝術總監六年,及任南非 NAPAC Dance Company總監兩年。他於1998年獲委任為新西蘭舞蹈學校 (NZSD)總監,並於2018年慶祝上任20週年。


Garry擁有英國聖三一拉邦音樂與舞蹈學院 (Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance)  的碩士學位,及英國紐卡素大學 (Newcastle University) 的教育高級文憑。除了是新西蘭舞蹈學院總監外,他更與多個國際芭蕾舞比賽合作,當中包括瑞士洛桑國際芭蕾舞大賽 (Prix de Lausanne),在東京舉行的日本全國芭蕾舞大賽(Japan Grand Prix) ,和在紐約舉行的美國青少年芭蕾舞大賽 (Youth America Grand Prix)。自2011年起,Garry擔任在香港舉行的亞洲國際芭蕾舞大賽 (Asian Grand Prix) 評審委員會主席。 Garry在2013年獲頒新西蘭Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) 獎章,以表掦他在舞蹈界的貢獻。

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