Classical Ballet / Artistic Director
David Bintley CBE was born in Huddersfield. From an early age he wanted to dance and he wanted to choreograph. He always had clear and ambitious ideas of what he intended to do, but even he could hardly have imagined that before he reached 40 he would be director of one of the two Royal Ballet Companies and be recognised as one of Britain\\\\\\\'s finest choreographers, with an international reputation and his ballets performed by companies all round the world.
He trained at the Royal Ballet School towards the end of what we look back on as an outstanding period in the Covent Garden company\\\\\\\'s history. He saw the dancing of Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. Even more importantly, he saw Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan making some of their masterworks for a superb company, fine-tuned to perform their creations.
- New National Theatre Ballet