Sir Peter Robert Wright(1926-), Choreographer; director of Sadler's Wells and Birmingham Royal Ballet
Sitter in 1 portrait
Educated at Bedales School, Wright joined Ballets Jooss as an apprentice dancer in 1945. He taught at The Royal Ballet School, 1959-61, and produced a series of ballets for the BBC during the 1960s. In 1970 he was appointed associate director of The Royal Ballet and in 1977 he became director of Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet. His first work as a choreographer, A Blue Rose, was made for the Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet (1957). For The Royal Ballet he mounted productions of The Sleeping Beauty (1968), Giselle (1968 and 1985) and The Nutcracker (1984). He was knighted in 1993.
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