Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Michael Pink

Michael Pink, an internationally-celebrated ballet Artistic Director and Choreographer, was born in the city of York, England. When he auditioned for the Royal Ballet School, he was accepted on a scholarship. Michael was the recipient of a Royal Society of Arts Choreographic award, which he used for travel to the United States to study with the Joffrey Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. Early on, he worked as répétiteur for Rudolf Nureyev at the Paris Opera and La Scala Milan. 

Michael is perhaps best known for his creation of the narrative dance works, DraculaSwan LakeCoppeliaCinderella and Peter Pan. Michael's theatrical productions have been described as, "Classical ballet for the 21st century". 

Michael told me that audiences attending performances of Dracula dress in character, similar to attending The Rocky Horror Picture Show

He recently celebrated his 10th anniversary with Milwaukee Ballet. 

Photograph copyright 2013 Larry F. Levenson. All rights reserved.

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