Darren McIntyre

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Assistant Professor at University of Oklahoma
Director of Oklahoma Festival Ballet

Co-Director, Lake Arts Project

Artistic Director, Minnesota Ballet

Former President of the Montgomery Ballet

International Ballet Master



Currently a dancer with Ballet Tucson (AZ-USA)

Other Professional Experience: 
Montgomery Ballet (AL-USA), Madison Ballet (WI-USA)

Graduated from DanceWest Ballet (IL-USA)
I had the pleasure of working for Mr. McIntyre for two seasons at Montgomery Ballet. In my time there I had extraordinary experiences dancing in repertoire that pushed me both technically and artistically. He gave me precious opportunities to perform roles like Queen of the Dyrads in "Don Quixote" and Fairy Doll pas de trois. He valued what I brought to the studio, and then took my dancing to another level. There was a wonderful balance of technical excellence and artistic expression. Mr. McIntyre did not limit his dancers. Rather, he gave us a repertoire that was challenging, ambitious, and of the highest quality. Through his detailed coaching I saw myself and my colleagues shine and dance to a level that we didn't know was possible. Dancing under the direction of Mr. McIntyre was truly special and I am extremely grateful for everything I learned from him.

Jane Doe - Another Company, LLC



Currently a dancer with Fort Wayne Ballet (IN-USA)

Graduated from University of Oklahoma (OK-USA)

I had the opportunity to work with Mr. McIntyre my first season with Fort Wayne Ballet. He coached me in several pieces, but the most directly when he set “Phantom of the Opera.” Mr. McIntyre continually found ways to challenge me both artistically and technically, while giving me opportunities to shine and show my strengths. There was a open communication in the studio that brought works to life in such a positive light. I felt safe to explore the role of Christine and become the character, while being guided throughout the artistic process. Mr. McIntyre allowed myself, as a growing dancer and artist, to take a leap forward in my personal journey. His coaching brought me confidence in myself as a dancer and insight into areas I can continue to strive to reach. Working with Mr. McIntyre has always been a positive experience and I look forward to opportunities to learn & grow from his classes, choreography and coaching in the future.

Jane Doe - Another Company, LLC



Currently a Dancer with Columbia City Ballet (SC-USA)

Other Professional Experience: 

Montgomery Ballet (AL-USA), Atlantic City Ballet (NJ-USA) & InColBallet (Colombia)

Graduate of the Institute of Classical Ballet INCOLBALLET (Colombia)

Whilst in New York City, I was personally invited by Mr. McIntyre to be his Principal Danseur with Montgomery Ballet in Alabama. I was featured in his productions of "Don Quixote", "Swan Lake", "The Nutcracker" and originated the role of Erik (The Phantom) in the world premiere of his interpretation of "The Phantom of the Opera". I also originated many of his neo-classical works and performed his restaging's of "Diana et Acteon" and "The Fairy Doll" at International Galas. Mr. McIntyre is a remarkable Artistic Director, notable for his pristine coaching and passionate dedication to artistry. Throughout my experiences within the creative process in the studio and leaving it all out there onstage, I thrived and excelled under his artistic leadership creating many prominent highlights to my current career. 

Jane Doe - Another Company, LLC



Currently a dancer with American Contemporary Ballet (CA-USA)  

Other Professional Experience: 

Columbia City Ballet (SC-USA), Lake Erie Ballet (PA-USA), Albany Berkshire Ballet (NY-USA), Ballet of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Brazilian Ballet Company (Brazil)

Graduate of the Bolshoi Ballet School, Joinville/SC (Brazil)

I had the honor to work with Mr. McIntyre when I was Principal Dancer with Lake Erie Ballet in Erie-PA. Under his artistic direction, I was coached and performed in his re staging of "La Bayadere" & "The Fairy Doll", as well as originated The Scarecrow in the world premiere of "The Wizard of Oz" and was featured in two of his contemporary works "Forlorn" and "Spartan". Mr. McIntyre has a very extensive and articulate knowledge of traditional repertory and ballet technique, as well as a diverse high energy artistic vision. His classes not only maintain and strengthen a dancer?s performance consistency but also develop an artistic confidence to ones dancing. Mr. McIntyre?s experience & maturity is an asset to the global dance industry.

Jane Doe - Another Company, LLC



Currently an AEA Principal Performer with Walt Disney World at Festival of the Lion King, (FL-USA)

Other Professional Experience: 

Georgia Ballet (GA-USA), Montgomery Ballet (AL-USA), BalletMet Columbus (OH-USA) & a Fellowship Dancer with Atlanta Ballet (GA-USA)

Graduate of UNC School of the Arts (NC-USA)

I was fortunate enough to work with Mr. McIntyre for two seasons at Montgomery Ballet in Montgomery, Alabama. He entrusted me with my first Soloist and Principal roles of my career, special highlights being Christine in his interpretation of "The Phantom of the Opera" and as a soloist in his original contemporary work "Australia". Mr. McIntyre helped me to push myself beyond my boundaries as a dancer and performer and helped to refine my technique in class. I owe him many thanks for helping to mold me into the performer I am today.

Jane Doe - Another Company, LLC



Currently a Dancer with Diablo Ballet CA-(USA)

Other Professional Experience: 

Ballet Idaho (ID-USA), Montgomery Ballet (AL- USA) & Albany Berkshire Ballet (NY-USA)

Graduated from SLK Ballet, New York City (NY-USA)

Mr. McIntyre presented me with my first professional contract with the Montgomery Ballet when I was 19. I was skeptical at first to sign, only because it meant a move to Alabama. I will always hold that decision close to my heart, as it was the best one that I've ever made. In the one season that I danced with Montgomery Ballet, I learned more about myself as a dancer than I'd ever known before.  I was given many wonderful opportunities such as Snow Queen and Arabian in Darren's version of "The Nutcracker" and the lead in Darren's original ballet "Liberty Bell". These roles helped greatly in my maturity as an artist. Darren's original work "Australia" was an exciting highlight for the whole company. It was challenging, but equally as rewarding to dance. The company was always pushed just the right amount. Darren coached us, guided us, and most importantly, cared tremendously for us. He cared greatly about making it a kind environment to work in, and I loved going to my job every day. I would not be where I am in my career if it weren't for my year spent in Montgomery with Mr. McIntyre and am grateful for this opportunity.

Jane Doe - Another Company, LLC



Currently a Dancer with City Ballet of San Diego (CA-USA)

Other Professional Experience: 

Montgomery Ballet (AL-USA) & Cia Brasileira de Ballet (Brazil)

Graduate of Conservatório Brasileiro de Dança (Brazil)

Mr. McIntyre extended an invitation to me to move to America and join Montgomery Ballet in Alabama as a Soloist dancer in 2013. I was promoted to Principal Dancer during my first production under his Artistic Direction. His coaching was inspiring and I performed in several of his re-staging's of the traditional repertory as well as was featured in several of his new creations. His artistry and sense of leadership is impressive and all the opportunities he gave me made me grow incredibly as an artist and also technically. The day would always have an amazing start every time he had time to teach company class and I'm grateful to have had him as a mentor and to have worked with him as my Ballet Master, Choreographer and Artistic Director.

Jane Doe - Another Company, LLC



Currently a Principal Dancer with Georgia Ballet (GA-USA)

Other Professional Experience: 

Lake Erie Ballet (PA-USA), Atlanta Ballet (GA-USA), Montgomery Ballet (AL-USA) & Compañia Colombiana de Ballet (Colombia)

Graduate of the Institute of Classical Ballet INCOLBALLET (Colombia)

I was delighted to work with Mr. McIntyre as a principal dancer at Montgomery Ballet and Lake Erie Ballet, where I danced featured roles in "Giselle" & "Don Quixote" as well as originated roles in the world premieres of his original productions of "The Wizard of Oz" and "Forlorn". His coaching and training helped me soar to new heights, both technically and artistically. His particular and generous mentoring approach towards my personal career development, as well as to all the dancers he works with, is a testament to his strong entrepreneur and leadership skills. His passion to this art form is extraordinary and his work always excels to the highest caliber within the industry.

Jane Doe - Another Company, LLC



Currently dancing principal roles with the Georgia Ballet (GA-USA)

Other Professional Experience: 

Montgomery Ballet (AL-USA), Ballet Bellevue (WA-USA), Cabiri Aerial Troupe (WA-USA), Katy Hagelin Dance Project (WA-USA), Redd Legg Dance (WA-USA) & Ballet San Antonio (TX-USA).

Graduated with a BFA in Ballet from Belhaven University (MS-USA)

I worked with Mr. McIntyre for just over two years at the Montgomery Ballet, where I was first a Soloist and later a Principal Dancer. I appreciated his ability to recognize and highlight the strengths of each of his dancers while also providing us with challenges and opportunities to grow. Highlights of my time with Mr. McIntyre include dancing the leading roles in his productions of "Giselle", "The Sleeping Beauty", "Don Quixote", "Swan Lake" and "The Nutcracker" as well as performing the role of Christine in his original production of "The Phantom of the Opera." Mr. McIntyre approached each of his original works with a great deal of passion and a strong commitment to his artistic vision. I feel fortunate to have worked with him, and I consider my time under his directorship to be an important step in my career and my growth as an artist.

Jane Doe - Another Company, LLC



Currently a dancer with Charlottesville Ballet (VA-USA)

Other Professional Experience: 

Lake Erie Ballet (PA-USA) & Espaço da Dança (Brazil)

Graduated from School of the Bolshoi Theater in Brazil & from Escuela Nacional de Cuba

It was a pleasure to have worked with Mr. McIntyre as a principal dancer at Lake Erie Ballet, where I danced featured roles in "The Wizard of Oz", "Forlon", "Spartan" as well as excerpts of "Fairy Doll" (Pas de Trois) and "La Bayadère" (Grand Pas de Deux). Mr. McIntyre is an excellent director and ballet master who challenged me as a dancer, making me improve and go forward artistically and technically. He has a unique choreographic style and the talent to make dancers look great and comfortable while dancing. He also has an extensive knowledge that includes more than the classical repertory, and it helps him to show the dancer's abilities and makes his original pieces more enjoyable to perform and watch. His creativity and talent are two virtues that qualify and give him full capacity as a director. Finally, Mr. McIntyre is enthusiastic with his work, which makes him never stop to research and keep improving in the art's field.

Jane Doe - Another Company, LLC