Bruce Steivel is an internationally recognized choreographer, teacher and Artistic Director. Previously, Mr. Steivel served as the Artistic Director of Bern Stadt Theatre in Switzerland, the Hong Kong Ballet, the Universal Ballet of Korea and Nevada Ballet Theatre, where he served as artistic director for over a decade.
As Artistic Director for the Hong Kong Ballet Mr. Steivel developed a strong internationally accepted company and secured their first American tour along with an extensive tour to China including Bejing, and Shanghai. He added a full orchestra to performances and took the company from a small rehearsal space to the space the company now occupies in the Grand Theatre in Kowloon. He added several full-length ballets to the repertoire including works from Andre Prokovsky, Heinz Spoerli and Peter Anastos along with several of his own and various one act ballets from notable choreographers world- wide.
As Artistic Director of Universal Ballet of Korea Mr. Steivel developed an extensive touring program for the company which included the United States, Japan and Europe. He enlarged the repertoire with several full length and one act ballets.
As Artistic Director of Nevada Ballet Theatre, Mr. Steivel expanded the repertoire by adding 30 ballets – 13 from visiting choreographers and 17 of his own creation. His Nutcracker was a holiday favorite, along with Peter Pan, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Good Times. Several of his works are in the repertoire of five major dance companies. His Giselle, Coppelia and Swan Lake are now being performed by the Tianjin Ballet in Tianjin, China, Chongching, China and Shenyang, China.
Before moving to Oklahoma Mr. Steivel was founder and Artistic Director of the Bay Pointe Ballet in San Francisco, California where he directed a company of 34 dancers and opened a highly respected school.
Mr. Steivel is frequently sought after as a guest teacher, teaching for Nederland Dans Theatre, the Norwegian National Ballet, the Hungarian National Ballet, the National Ballet of Portugal, the Berlin Stadstoper, Beijing Ballet, Shanghai Ballet, the National Ballet of Greece, the National Institute of Istanbul, Turkey and numerous schools in Japan and America.