Executive Director, Michael Currey
Michael Andrew Currey was appointed Executive Director of California Ballet in January 2018. Prior to this recent appointment, Michael was the general manager at Ballet West in Salt Lake City, joining that company in 2009. While at Ballet West, Michael was instrumental in fundraising efforts for that company’s $3 million campaign to produce a new Nutcracker. He also oversaw the design and construction of the $32 million Jessie Eccles Quinney Ballet Centre, Ballet West’s new home next to the Capitol Theatre in downtown Salt Lake City.
In an over 30 year career in theatre, Currey has served in leadership roles at The Joffrey Ballet, New York City Opera, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse and others. A San Diego native, Currey was on the staffs of San Diego Opera, San Diego Civic Light Opera (Starlight), and Moonlight Amphitheatre before moving east to further his career.
Recent design credits include lighting designs for Pygmalion (Salt Lake City) and Ballet West, and scenic designs for several productions at Ballet West, including Helen Pickett’s Games, and the Family Series productions of Aladdin and The Little Mermaid. In a rare acting role, Michael can be seen in Robert Altman’s 2003 film The Company, staring Neve Campbell, Malcolm McDowell and James Franco, in which he plays the stage manager.
Michael currently serves at the Technical Advisor for the Gerald Arpino Foundation.