Christopher Powney  
Organization: The Royal Ballet School

Position: Artistic Director

Affiliation with organization: 2014 – Present

Years active at YAGP: 2014 – 2018

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Christopher Powney has danced with Northern Ballet, English National Ballet, Rambert Dance Company, and he has performed and created many leading roles and worked with numerous prominent choreographers and artists. Mr. Powney was Assistant Artistic Director of Central School of Ballet’s graduate touring company and in 2000 he joined the faculty of The Royal Ballet School at the invitation of Gailene Stock. In 2006 he took up the position of Graduate Teacher with the dance department of the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague, and in 2010 Mr. Powney was appointed Artistic Director of the Dutch National Ballet Academy. He has taught internationally and participated as a jury member on many international competitions including the Prix de Lausanne, Switzerland, and the YAGP. Mr. Powney returned to The Royal Ballet School and became Artistic Director in September 2014.