Bengt Jörgen

Artistic Director, Teacher, Ballet

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 TraditionRomeo and JulietSwan 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.

Academic Credentials

Gradate of the Royal Swedish Ballet School

Areas Of Specialization

  • Artistic Direction
  • Ballet 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Artistic Leadership
  • Choreography
  • Dance Instruction
  • Dance Performance 

Career Highlights

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