English National Ballet launches global search for new Artistic Director

English National Ballet

English National Ballet has launched an international search for a new Artistic Director to succeed Tamara Rojo CBE who, as previously announced, steps down towards the end of this year.

Sir Roger Carr, Chair of English National Ballet said: “This is an exciting moment for English National Ballet as we embark on a global search for our next Artistic Director. We are seeking someone who can bring a clear artistic vision for English National Ballet, to build on Tamara Rojo’s inspiring legacy and keep us at the forefront of leading ballet companies into the future.”

Under their leadership, the new Artistic Director will ensure that English National Ballet continues to celebrate the classics, to create new, innovative work and to reach wide-ranging audiences around the UK, at international venues and through the Company’s digital platforms. They will also play an important role in supporting English National Ballet’s extensive education, participation, community and Dance Health programmes and the Company’s support for Arts Council England’s Let’s Create strategy.

A sub-committee of English National Ballet’s Board of Trustees has been established to undertake the search process, led by Sue Butcher, Vice Chair, alongside Caroline Thomson, Sue Sloan and Kamara Gray.

The Search Committee will be supported in identifying and evaluating potential candidates by an Artistic Advisory Panel, who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience of the international dance sector and the wider arts environment in the UK. The panel comprises, in alphabetical order:

Baroness Deborah Bull – Vice President, Communities & National Engagement and Senior Advisory Fellow for Culture at King’s College London

Cate Canniffe – Director of Dance at Arts Council England

Sir Nicholas Hytner – Artistic Director of the Bridge Theatre

Sir Alistair Spalding – Artistic Director & Chief Executive of Sadler’s Wells

International recruitment consultants, Odgers Berndtson, have been appointed to assist with the search. 

For more information, please visit www.odgers.com/85718.