Monday, October 15, 2012

Toni Pimble

Toni Pimble is Artistic Director, Resident Choreographer and co-founder of Eugene Ballet Company in Eugene, Oregon. She was born in England and studied at Elmhurst Ballet School.

Ms. Pimble's work has been performed by an abundance of ballet companies in the United States including Atlanta Ballet, New York City Ballet, Indianapolis Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Ballet Omaha, Washington Ballet, Nevada Dance Theatre, Oregon Ballet Theater, Ballet NY and Kansas City Ballet.

With Ms. Pimble's leadership, Eugene Ballet Company has toured 32 states, and internationally to Taiwan and visited India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Syria, Jordan, and Tunisia. Her creative work has brought her a number of awards and fellowships, including two Oregon Arts Commission Artist Fellowship Awards and a National Endowment for the Arts Choreographer's Fellowship Grant.

She has choreographed over 60 works for Eugene Ballet Company. Many of those productions involved collaborations with composers, literary and visual artists and local arts organizations including the Eugene Concert Choir, Eugene Opera, Oregon Bach Festival, Oregon Mozart Players, The Shedd Institute for the Arts and the University of Oregon School of Music.

Ms. Pimble's most recent choreography was seen in "Carmina Burana" performed by the Kansas City Ballet.

Photograph copyright 2012 Larry F. Levenson. All rights reserved.

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