The New York City Ballet is one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the world. Founded in 1948, it has been a cornerstone of the New York City cultural landscape for over seven decades.
As a world-renowned company, it has presented some of the greatest ballets of all time, from George Balanchine’s iconic “The Nutcracker” to Jerome Robbins’ “Dances at a Gathering. “
At the helm of NYC Ballet is Artistic Director and Chairman of the Board, Peter Martins. Peter Martins joined NYC Ballet as a principal dancer in 1970 and was appointed ballet master in 1982 before becoming ballet master-in-chief in 1990. He assumed his current role as artistic director and chairman of the board in 1990.
As artistic director, Peter Martins is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the New York City Ballet’s artistic program. He works closely with his team to select repertoire for performances, create new ballets, and set the company’s overall artistic vision. He also leads casting decisions for each season and mentors emerging choreographers.
In addition to his role at NYC Ballet, Peter Martins has choreographed more than 70 ballets throughout his career. This includes such iconic works as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (1982), “Swan Lake” (1985), and “Romeo + Juliet” (2007). His work has been performed by companies around the world, including American Ballet Theatre and The Royal Danish Ballet.
Peter Martins is currently Head of NYC Ballet. He joined NYC Ballet as a principal dancer in 1970 and assumed his current role as artistic director and chairman of the board in 1990.
As artistic director, he oversees all aspects of the company’s artistic program including repertoire selection, casting decisions, and mentoring emerging choreographers. He has also choreographed more than 70 ballets throughout his career which have been performed by companies around the world.