Sir Peter Wright
Sir Peter Wright (1926) is a British choreographer, director and former dancer. He danced with companies such as Ballets Jooss and Sadler’s Wells Theatre Ballet, where he also created his first choreography, A Blue Rose, in 1957. He then went on to work as a teacher and ballet master at the Stuttgart Ballet, among others. At this company, he produced his first version of Giselle, which was also performed by Dutch National Ballet for many years. In 1969, Wright returned to England, successively becoming assistant director and deputy director of The Royal Ballet and, from 1977 to 1995, artistic director of the Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet (now Birmingham Royal Ballet).
During his career, Wright developed into a specialist in the classical repertoire; his productions of ballets such as The Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker are performed all over the world. Wright has several awards and honorary doctorates to his name and was knighted in 1993.