Peter Martins

Danish-born Peter Martins has spent more than 40 years with the New York City Ballet as a dancer, choreographer and Ballet Master. After appearing for three years as a guest artist, Mr. Martins joined the Company as a Principal Dancer in 1970. From 1983 to 1989, he and Jerome Robbins served as co-Ballet Masters in Chief of the New York City Ballet and, in 1990, Mr. Martins assumed sole directorship of the Company. Mr. Martins is also Artistic Director and Chairman of the Faculty at the School of American Ballet. The New York Choreographic Institute, whose mission is to promote the development of classical choreography, was founded by Mr. Martins and the late Irene Diamond in the spring of 2000.