Bengt Jörgen is a co-founder of Canada’s Ballet Jörgen and serves as its Artistic Director and CEO. In 1992, his artistic vision led to the formation of a partnership with George Brown College in Toronto where he is the Artistic Director of the full-time dance programs. He is an acclaimed choreographer who has created more than 30 full-length ballets for numerous ballet and opera companies including the National Ballet of Canada, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the American Ballet Studio Company, and the Hong Kong Ballet. His re-creation of major classical works such as The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty are celebrated for re-energizing and bringing dramatic clarity to traditional ballet.
As Artistic Director of George Brown Dance, he has championed bringing together highly specialized professional training for different dance forms within a singular student body. This allows for a more diverse student body while providing emerging artists with broader experiences and a connection to dance values beyond their own field of specialization.
Bengt Jörgen strongly believes in classical ballet as a powerful language and foundation to engage contemporary audiences with dance. He is committed to ensuring ballet is relevant to and has a place in the life of Canadians living in communities from coast to coast.
Gradate of the Royal Swedish Ballet School
Areas Of Specialization
- Artistic Direction
Areas Of Expertise
- Artistic Leadership
- Dance Instruction
- Dance Performance
Artistic Director and CEO, Canada’s Ballet Jörgen Artistic Director, George Brown Dance, George Brown College
Clifford E. Lee Choreography Award, Banff CentreQueen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal