Fellow NZer Richard Bowman, an internationally acclaimed master teacher, coach and répétiteur, has been named artistic director of the Napa Valley Ballet.

Bowman will oversee all students and faculty in the open-enrollment program. The academy follows a specific curriculum, divided by age.

Born and trained in Auckland, New Zealand, Bowman was awarded a full scholarship to complete his training at the Royal Ballet School in London, England. He has danced as a guest artist and as a principal artist with renowned ballet companies including, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Leipzig Ballet, the Australian Ballet, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.

The recipient of the 1987 Sir Jon Logan Campbell Award, he has been noted for his technical brilliance and his ability able to capture audiences with ease.

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Author: GBA

Retired New Zealand/American/British citizen living in New York City.

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