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Artistic Director: Nigel Burgoine

Nigel Burgoine is the Artistic Director of the Ballet Theatre of Toledo. He is a classical ballet instructor and choreographer. A graduate of the Royal Ballet School and former principal dancer with the London Festival Ballet, Burgoine has danced around the world; in Australia, Brazil, Africa and throughout Europe. He danced principal roles in Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Nutcracker and Romeo & Juliet to name a few.

Eventually Burgoine turned to teaching the next generation of dancers and has since served as the Director of the British Ballet Organization, was the Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Ballet and the Artistic Director of the Toledo Ballet.

Nigel’s passion is Ballet, not only instruction and choreography, but spreading the word and the magic of Ballet to area schools and institutions with educational events and demonstrations. Burgoine has implemented educational programs for dancers and communities in cities in Norway, Spain, England and the United States and was the founder and member of the London Festival Ballet Education Team. He served as director of the education unit of the London City Ballet and the Dallas Ballet. Burgoine has choreographed productions of Nutcracker, Cinderella, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Carmen, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Coppelia and Aladdin.

Mr. Burgoine is a legend with enthusiasm and an infectious love for the art of Ballet. He is married to Associate Artistic Director Anne Marie Getz.

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