Mark Baldwin steps down as Artistic Director of Rambert

27th February 2018

Mark Baldwin steps down as Artistic Director of Rambert

After sixteen years at the helm of Rambert dance company, Mark Baldwin OBE has stepped down as Artistic Director of the company. Mark, who is leaving Rambert to devote more time to his choreographic work, said:

“I am leaving a company in a very good position, with fantastic dancers and huge audiences. I feel I am leaving Rambert on a high. I am so proud to have moved Rambert into a new purpose-built facility on London’s South Bank and we are now launching Rambert2, a thrilling new junior company. Rambert and the Rambert School have never been closer.”

Amanda Britton expressed her best wishes:

“Under Mark’s artistic direction Rambert dance company and Rambert School have developed increasingly close ties. Rambert2 is a hugely exciting collaborative venture, beginning almost a century after the School first opened, which will cement this bond hopefully well into the future.

Mark has been generous in creating a number of works for our students, and we look forward to including his latest work for us, ‘Appalachian Spring’, in our showcase performances this year. We warmly wish Mark the very best for the future.”

The company has appointed Benoit Swan Pouffer as Guest Artistic Director and will begin a global search for a successor.

We wish Mark every success in the future and look forward to many more years of collaboration.

Photo credit: Nick Guttridge

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