Nigel Gaynor - Music Director
Nigel was born in
Sydney, and trained at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the
Aspen Music Festival School, USA. He has worked with The Royal
Ballet, English National Ballet, Northern Ballet UK, The Australian
Ballet, Ballet Philippines, and numerous leading international
include working with Rudolf Nureyev, Sir Robert Helpmann and Jiři
Kylián; conducting The Australian Ballet'sRed Earthby Stanton Welch
on live television; collaborating on new ballets with Glen Tetley,
Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon, and music directing for
Northern Ballet's China tours and English National Ballet's tours
to Taiwan and Spain. Nigel conducted Allesandra Ferri's
performances ofManonwith the Australian Ballet; American Ballet
Theatre's Julie Kent and Guillaume Graffin for a Gala program in
Christchurch NZ, and also Derek Deane's spectacularSwan Lakefor
English National Ballet.
composed and arranged for ballet and theatre productions and has
recently completed a full length ballet score. He is actively
involved in music education in dance and has produced eight volumes
ofBeautiful Music for Ballet Class.
engagement with the RNZB was in 2011 forThe Sleeping Beauty, and
became Music Director in 2013.