Bintley becomes Vice President of bbodance

Published: 12 November 2019
Reporter: Vera Liber

Former Artistic Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) David Bintley CBE becomes Vice President of bbodance. After watching bbodance students perform at their biggest annual event, Dance Days, he said, "after that performance, I'm going to have to say yes."

Founded in 1930 by Edouard Espinosa and formerly known as the British Ballet Organization (the BBO), bbodance is an international dance awarding organisation that provides Ofqual-recognised syllabi in musical theatre, jazz, contemporary, classical ballet, modern and tap, as well as dance teacher training and continuing professional development. Patrons include Strictly Come Dancing Judge Craig Revel Horwood, former Artistic Director of Rambert Mark Baldwin OBE and BRB Principal Brandon Lawrence.

As Vice President, Bintley will support the activity and development of bbodance at an international level. He said, "although I have spent most of my professional life in classical ballet, I had a broad dance training as a youngster and have a great appreciation for all dance disciplines. bbodance, with its wide provision of training not only in ballet, but also in jazz, tap, musical theatre, modern and contemporary and its ongoing development of teachers seems to me like no other organisation, which is why I am attracted to it and proud to have been asked to become Vice President."

Dance Days returns to Birmingham in April 2020 for a special edition celebrating the 90th year of bbodance.