Company Artistic Director
Andrew Parker joins Chattanooga Ballet this season, bringing a wealth of professional experience as a director, choreographer, ballet master, teacher and community collaborator. Mr. Parker has held numerous leadership positions in the United States and Canada such as School Director of Nashville Ballet, Director of Boston Ballet’s CITYDANCE program and Ballet Master of Montreal’s La La La Human Steps. He has taught at Canada’s National Ballet Shool, Boston Ballet School, Milwaukee Ballet, Walnut Hill School and Southern Methodist University – Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas with many of his former students now performing in dance companies internationally. For eleven years he danced professionally with Milwaukee Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Ballet Iowa and City Ballet of Houston performing a wide range of classical and contemporary repertoire.
Mr. Parker began his ballet studies at the age of nine in his hometown of Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received his training from Carol Jordan, Boston Ballet School and Milwaukee Ballet School. In 2000, he received his diploma with distinction from Canada’s National Ballet School Teacher Training Program for Professional Dancers. Mr. Parker has studied ballet pedagogy with master teachers Jurgen Schneider, Tatiana Legat, Nicole Cavallin and Gilbert Mayer. He has created choreography for many schools and companies across North America and also serves as a regular guest master teacher at several intensive summer dance programs.