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Applicants are invited for the position of artistic director of English National Ballet

Posted on February 22, 2012

English National Ballet, one of the world’s leading ballet companies, gives over 190 performances a year and performs to nearly 250,000 people annually in the UK and throughout the world.

The company is seeking an artistic director to lead the company in partnership with the chief executive through an exciting period of development. Both the artistic director and chief executive are accountable to the Board of Governors.

Applicants will be expected to have international experience in classical dance, as well as knowledge of British audiences and funding structures. Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge of, and an imaginative and creative approach to, the company’s mission. They should show strong leadership skills, and aspire to drive and manage a diverse portfolio of activity. The artistic director will also be expected to make a significant contribution to the continuing development of English National Ballet School. A collaborative working style and good organisational skills are a pre-requisite.

The successful candidate will inherit a talented and dedicated company of dancers, orchestra, crew and administrative departments, all integral to the overall success of the organisation.

To apply for one of the most exciting positions in the ballet world, candidates should send a letter of application and curriculum vitae to: Evelyne Owen, Human Resources director, English National Ballet, 39 Jay Mews, London SW7 2ES, or email evelyne.owen@ballet.org.uk

English National Ballet is committed to equal opportunities and encourages applications from all sectors of our society.

 

Visit ballet.org.uk/vacancies.php

 

NOTE: CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 2, 2012

Jonathan Gray is editor of Dancing Times. He studied at The Royal Ballet School, Leicester Polytechnic, and Wimbledon School of Art where he graduated with a BA Hons in Theatre Design. For 16 years he was a member of the curatorial department of the Theatre Museum, London, assisting on a number of dance-related exhibitions, and helping with the recreation of original designs for a number of The Royal Ballet’s productions including Danses concertantes, Daphnis and Chloë, and The Sleeping Beauty. He has also contributed to the Financial Times, written programme articles for The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet, and is co-author of the book Unleashing Britain: Theatre gets real 1955-64, published in 2005.

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