Presently, Mr. McIntyre travels worldwide as a freelance Performer, Choreographer, Ballet Master, Dance Teacher, Adjudicator and Répétiteur.
Darren was recently featured as an original cast member in the world premiere of the new Australian hit production "BANJO", presented by Got Ya Back Productions, written and produced by Tim Maddren and directed by Nicholas Christo and looks forward to touring Australia with the production during 2019. He also enjoys performing as a Guest Principal Dancer with Northwest Florida Ballet (FL-USA) and Southwest Virginia Ballet (VA-USA).
Mr. McIntyre has toured extensively throughout the United States, Australia, Asia, Canada, Europe & South America, performing a wide range of both classical and contemporary works as a freelance artist & with such companies as Louisville Ballet (KY-USA), City Ballet of San Diego (CA-USA), Milwaukee Ballet (WI-USA), Ajkun Ballet Theatre (New York City-USA), The Landestheater Detmold in Germany, The National Ballet of Ireland & The Australian Ballet.
This has expanded his repertory to include the title roles in all the traditional repertory ballets & has also seen him featured in works by August Bournonville, Anthony Tudor, Cameron McMillian, Christopher Fleming, Chiara Ajkun, David Dawson, DeeAna Hiett, Edwaard Liang, Ellen Sinopoli, Elizabeth Wistrich, George Balanchine, Gunther Falussy, Gregor Thieler, Harrison McEldowney, James Sutherland, Jessica Lang, Katia Garza, Leslie Norton, Luis Dominguez, Lynn Parkerson, Mark Godden, Mary Giannone, Michael Fokine, Michael Pink, Miki Olsen, Nacho Duato, Nelly Van Bommel, Peter Anastos, Peter Quanz, Robert Curran, Salvatore Aiello, Stanton Welch, Stephen Mills, Val Caniparoli, Victor Trevino, Wan Chin Choong, to name a few.
Darren has danced as a special guest performer at several international dance festivals in Italy, Greece, Australia, Japan, Mexico and was invited to represent The USA at The 4th International Ballet Festival of South America in Colombia. He has also traveled to Canada to perform as special guest artist in the principal role of Karl in John Carney's original production of "The Nutcracker", which was originally created on Darren in 2005.
Darren was the recipient of several scholarships including The Dame Peggy Van Praagh Award for Choreography, The Sir Robert Helpmann Bursary, The Young Australian of The Year Arts Award and has been recognized by the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) as an Artist of Extraordinary Ability. He was a Bronze Medalist at the Society of Dance Awards Australia and was selected to represent Australia at the Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland.
In May 2011 he took up the position of Artistic Director and Casting Agent at DManagement International Dance Agency, a presenting agency established to promote some of the world's finest artists to the performing arts industry, worldwide. Mr. McIntyre was then appointed Artistic Director, Ballet Master & resident Choreographer of Montgomery Ballet, Alabama USA in January 2012 and brought to the company several innovative creations as well as maintaining the traditional classic repertory ballets throughout his three season tenure. In 2015 he served as Interim Artistic Director, Ballet Master & resident Choreographer of Lake Erie Ballet, Pennsylvania USA.
As a Choreographer, Mr. McIntyre has created several original works including: “SPARTAN”, “FORLORN”, "ODYSSEY", "AUSTRALIA", "LIGHTS WILL GUIDE YOU HOME", "FLEET WEEK", "LUMINOUS DARKNESS", “BLACK RIVER”, “JUST MAKE IT GO AWAY”, "LIBERTY BELL" & "ARBEIT MACHT FREI". He has also created original full-length ballet productions of “THE WIZARD OF OZ” and "THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA". Darren choreographed and premiered his own original ballet, “WHAT MAT COME”, at The Australian Ballet Centre in 1999, and in collaboration with The Anti-Cancer Council of Australia raised valuable funds towards cancer research and awareness. As a Répétiteur, he has re-staged his own versions of “SWAN LAKE”, “LE CORSAIRE”, “GISELLE”, “THE NUTCRACKER", “THE SLEEPING BEAUTY”, “DON QUIXOTE” and several International Gala Pieces.
Mr. McIntyre's received his Advance Diploma of Dance (Vaganova) in 1999 and has completed up to his Intermediate RAD Examinations (The Royal Academy of Dancing). He received his American Ballet Theatre Teaching Curriculum certification (Pre-Primary though Level 3) in 2018. He has taught over 3,000 young dancers world-wide. His ability to nurture and inspire young dancers has brought him to the best dance academies, companies, and scholarship programs in the world. In addition, Mr. McIntyre’s summer dance program "Performing in America" has attracted over 400 dancers, world-wide, each summer. His students have placed in the Top 12 at the most prestigious ballet competitions, including The Youth America Grand Prix New York City Finals & Prix de Lausanne. Mr. McIntyre has been Guest Adjudicator at The City of Sydney (2008), Taree (2012) and Kempsey (2014) Eisteddfods, as well as at many International Dance Competitions, Auditions and Scholarships.
Mr. McIntyre has been a columnist with DANCEtrain Magazine & is the founder and artistic director of The Marianne McIntyre Memorial International Ballet Scholarship, a ballet festival held annually in memory of his Mother, fostering young dancer’s education through grants to study within The USA, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. He was featured in The "Creative Diaspora Exhibition" in association with The Australian Consulate in New York City, USA, in the Film "Unseen Yet Felt", and in the book "Love it and Leave it Australia's Creative Diaspora" all by Nathalie Latham. He was special Guest Artist in The Australian Focus Magazine & in several editions of DANCEtrain Magazine and was featured in "The List" in RSVP Magazine in May 2012.
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