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Michael Vernon



Born in England and trained at the Royal Ballet School, Michael Vernon performed with the Royal Ballet, the Royal Opera Ballet and London Festival Ballet before coming to New York to join the Eglevsky Ballet as Ballet Master and Resident Choreographer; he later became its Artistic Director.

His choreography has been performed by such esteemed companies as American Ballet Theatre, Eglevsky Ballet, Baryshnikov and Friends and Hong Kong Ballet. He was also choreographer for the celebrated Ken Russell film Valentino starring Rudolph Nureyev for which he coached a stellar dance performance from Michelle Phillips.

Michael has taught ballet literally all over the world; the National Ballet of China, BerlinBallet, the Australian Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater and School are but a handful of such companies.