Classical Ballet / Artistic Director
\"Gradimir Pankov\'s revolution at Les Grands Ballets canadiens de Montréal continues, with breathtaking results.\" John Rockwell, The New York Times
Macedonia native Gradimir Pankov has been in love with dance for 50 years. He began his career as a brilliant dancer in the former Yugoslavia and in Germany, before successively taking over the artistic direction of Nederlands Dans Theater II (the Netherlands), the National Ballet of Finland (Helsinki), the Cullberg Ballet (Sweden), and Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève (Switzerland). He has also served as a guest instructor with the most prestigious ballet companies in the world: the Paris Opera Ballet, the Lyon Opera Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, the Cullberg Ballet, the Gulbenkian Ballet, and the American Ballet Theatre. On his road to success, he met and made lasting friendships with what are today\'s leading ballet figures, including Jiří Kylián, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, and rising stars like Didy Veldman and Stijn Celis.
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