Classical Ballet / Artistic Director
Derek DeVelder comes to Ballet Repertory Theatre from the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus where he held the position of Donor Development and Marketing Officer. Prior to his work in Santa Fe, Derek was chosen to be a Fellow in the Arts Management Program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts-an international program in which ten arts managers are selected to train with President Michael Kaiser and senior staff of the Kennedy Center. As a Fellow, Derek worked in requested departments and assisted as a mentor for Arts in Crisis: A Kennedy Center Initiative which provides emergency planning assistance for arts organizations. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra as a musician representative and is a double bass player with both the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus. Derek received his Master of Music degree from Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, Post Baccalaureate studies from the Academy of Music in Vienna, Austria, a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition from Arizona State University, and has served as faculty with the MasterWorks Performing Arts Festival.
- Ballet Theatre of New Mexico