Ted Brandsen  
Organization: Dutch National Ballet (The Netherlands)

Position: Artistic Director

Affiliation with organization: 2003 – Present

Years active at YAGP: 2013 – Present

Contact: Facebook, Instagram


Ted Brandsen danced with Dutch National Ballet from 1981 to 1991, when he retired from dancing in favour of concentrating on choreography. In 1998, Brandsen was appointed artistic director of West Australian Ballet in Perth. At the beginning of 2002, Brandsen returned to Dutch National Ballet, initially in the position of assistant artistic director and resident choreographer and since 2003 as artistic director of the company. Ted Brandsen has been the director of Dutch National Ballet since August 2012.