Antonucci is new BRB Assistant Director

Published: 28 February 2021
Reporter: Vera Liber

Dominic Antonucci Credit: Ty Singleton

Birmingham Royal Ballet has appointed Dominic Antonucci, currently Ballet Master with the Company, as Assistant Director with immediate effect, succeeding Marion Tait, who stepped down from the role at the end of 2020.

He said, "Carlos Acosta has a tremendously inspiring and ambitious vision for Birmingham Royal Ballet and I am thrilled to be able to support his efforts as he navigates the Company through this very difficult but nonetheless exciting time.

"I was extremely fortunate to have been mentored by the two previous Assistant Directors, Marion Tait and Desmond Kelly. I would like to express my utmost gratitude to both of them for generously passing on their wisdom, expertise and passion.

"The future for Birmingham Royal Ballet is very bright and I sincerely look forward to helping Carlos and the Company realise its enormous potential as we emerge from the pandemic and return to the stage."

Born in Athens, Ohio and brought up in Akron, Antonucci attended the Nan Klinger School of Dance and the School of American Ballet. He performed with American Ballet Theatre from 1991 to 1994, joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 1994 as a Soloist and was promoted to Principal in 2003. He was appointed to Ballet Master in 2009.