ballet director

'ballet director' can also refer to...

ballet director

KOBBORG, Johan - ballet dancer; Director, Romanian National Ballet, since 2014

CRANKO, John (1927 - 1973), Ballet Director, Wuerttembergische Staatsoper, Stuttgart, since 1961; Ballet Director, Munich, since 1968

Chase, Lucia (1897 - 1986), ballet dancer, company director

Robbins, Jerome (1918 - 1998), dancer, choreographer, ballet company director, theater director

PANCHO, Cassa (born 1978), Founder, Artistic Director, choreographer and ballet mistress, Ballet Black, since 2001

MUKHAMEDOV, Irek Javdatovich (born 1960), ballet dancer; Artistic Director, Slovenian National Theatre Ballet, since 2010

Franca, Celia [real name Nita Celia Franks] (1921-2007), ballet dancer, choreographer, and ballet director

SCHAUFUSS, Peter (born 1950), ballet dancer, producer, choreographer, director

STRETTON, Ross (1952 - 2005), Director, Royal Ballet, 2001–02

HAMPSON, Christopher (born 1973), choreographer; Artistic Director, Scottish Ballet, since 2012

NIXON, David A. - Artistic Director, Northern Ballet, since 2001

JAMES, Darius (born 1966), Artistic Director, Ballet Cymru, since 1986

ROJO, Tamara - ballerina; Artistic Director, English National Ballet, since 2012

Gable, Christopher Michael (1940-1998), dancer, actor, and ballet director

Morrice, Norman Alexander (1931-2008), choreographer and ballet director

Grant, Alexander Marshall (1925-2011), dancer and ballet director

Feld, Eliot (born 1942), dancer, choreographer, ballet company director

Joffrey, Robert (1930 - 1988), dancer, choreographer, teacher, ballet company director


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The individual who heads a ballet company, usually a retired dancer or a choreographer. It is common nowadays for companies to divide management responsibilities between an artistic director, who decides on repertoire, casting, and general artistic policy, and an administrative director, who deals with budgets and other non-artistic matters.

Subjects: Dance.

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