Christopher Hampson joined Scottish Ballet as Artistic Director in August 2012. He trained at the Royal Ballet Schools, where his choreographic work began. He continued to train at English National Ballet until 1999, where he created five award-winning works, including The Nutcracker. Hampson's Romeo and Juliet for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award and his production of Giselle for the National Theatre in Prague has been performed every year since its 2004 premiere. Hampson created Sinfonietta Giocosa for the Atlanta Ballet, which later premiered with the English National Ballet. Cinderella, created for Royal New Zealand Ballet in 2007 was awarded Best New Production by the New Zealand Herald and televised by TVNZ. Hampson guest teaches and choreographs internationally, is a co-founder of the International Ballet Masterclasses in Prague, and his work now forms part of the Solo Seal Award for the Royal Academy of Dance.
Ballet Program Artist Faculty • June 16-23