Royal Ballet director Kevin O’Hare has joined Northern Ballet’s board of directors.
A statement from the company said that the appointment would develop Northern Ballet’s relationship with the Royal Ballet, which O’Hare has led since 2012.
“Kevin’s wealth of knowledge in the dance world will be a great asset to the company. We look forward to developing our relationship with the Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House, both in terms of performances and looking at the possibilities to present work collaboratively in London and Leeds,” said Northern Ballet chief executive Mark Skipper.
O’Hare joins the company’s board alongside businesswoman Elizabeth Jackson, and their appointments follow that of Sheffield Theatres artistic director Daniel Evans in 2014 .
The board of directors is led by former Lord Mayor of London David Wootton.
O’Hare said: “I was born in Yorkshire and as a long-time admirer of Northern Ballet’s work I am delighted to join the board in this, the company’s 45th year. I look forward to working alongside Sir David Wootton and fellow board members in supporting the future of such a vital dance company.”