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PHILIP
NEAL

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR NEXT GENERATION BALLET AND DANCE DEAN OF PATEL CONSERVATORY AT STRAZ CENTER

After a 23-year tenure with New York City Ballet, 17 years as a Principal Dancer, Philip Neal was invited by The George Balanchine Trust and The Jerome Robbins Rights Trust to become a repetiteur. He stages the legendary choreographers’ works throughout the world. Neal has embarked on choreographic ventures, having crafted five original commissions for Richmond Ballet. From 2010-2013, Neal directed development, fundraising, board trustee recruitment and special events in Palm Beach for Miami City Ballet. In 2015, Neal was appointed the Artistic Director of Next Generation Ballet (NGB) & Dance Dean of the Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center in Tampa FL, one the largest performing arts center in the United States. The pre-professional training division touts graduates in prestigious academies and companies such The Royal Ballet School, School of American Ballet, Boston Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and The Royal Danish Ballet