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Christopher Hampson becomes chief executive of Scottish Ballet

Posted on June 30, 2015

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christopher-hampson-andy-rossChristopher Hampson, artistic director of Scottish Ballet, has now been appointed chief executive of the company.

Hampson, who joined Scottish Ballet as artistic director in 2012, has been acting chief executive since Cindy Sughrue stood down in March 2015. He will take up his new position immediately. The board of Scottish Ballet have also announced that it will appoint a new executive director, who will sit on the board, with a focus on strategic vision and commercial success.

Scottish Ballet chairman Norman Murray said: “I am delighted that after a very thorough review of the organisation the board is confident that Christopher’s sound leadership skills, strategic and artistic vision will ensure the company continues to go from strength to strength. We look forward to working with him and his team, following one of the most successful years for Scottish Ballet in recent history.”


Picture: Christopher Hampson. Photograph: Andy Ross



Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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