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Christopher Hampson joins Central's Board of Governors

Calendar Posted 11 June 2018

Central School of Ballet has announced that Christopher Hampson, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Scottish Ballet, will join Central’s Board of Governors from the start of the new academic year in September 2018.

Christopher Hampson has recruited many of Central’s graduates, this year including final year student Rishan Benjamin who will join Scottish Ballet in August, so is familiar with the calibre of training delivered by the school.

Christopher’s enormous wealth of experience dating back to his training at the Royal Ballet School, his choreographic work and performances at English National Ballet, and the accolades received for his work across the world will be a welcome addition to Central’s board of governors.

Since Christopher joined Scottish Ballet, the Company has performed in theatres across the world including The Kennedy Center, The Royal Opera House, The Maryinsky Theatre and the Joyce Theatre, New York. He has brought some of the most sought after creators in dance to work with Scottish Ballet, including Crystal Pite, David Dawson, Javier de Frutos and Helen Pickett. This artistic ambition fits well with the vision and motivation of Central’s Director Heidi Hall and Christopher Marney, Central’s Artistic Director, who are leading the organisation’s move to new premises in the South Bank community in London.

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