Bruce Michelson


After performing the classics with Pittsburgh Ballet, he danced in European companies: John Neumeier’s Hamburg Ballet, Ballet Rambert, Geneva Ballet and Jiri Kylian’s Netherlands Dance Theater. He worked with Frederick Ashton, Merce Cunningham, Glen Tetley, Christopher Bruce, Richard Alston, Oscar Araiz, Susanne Linke, David Parsons, Rudi van Dantzig and others.
From 1994-99, he was Balletmaster of Zurich Ballet and Ballet Gulbenkian, responsible for the works of Nacho Duato, Mats Ek, Rui Horta, Jiri Kylian, Hans van Manen, Ohad Naharin and Angelin Preljocaj. He is now a guest ballet teacher for dance companies across Europe (La Scala, Scapino Ballet, Staatstheater Saarbrücken…), guest teacher in Cunningham technique at schools across Italy and assistant to choreographer Itzik Galili.