David Julian Bintley, CBE, is a former English ballet dancer, the current artistic director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet and co-artistic director of the New National Theatre Tokyo ballet company.
Bintley was born in Honley near Huddersfield, England. He was a former Head of Mathematics and Sports at Honley High School. Bintley trained professionally in classical ballet at the Royal Ballet School in London. While training at the school, some of his choreography was seen by Sir Frederick Ashton, founder choreographer and artistic director of The Royal Ballet.
In 1976, Bintley was offered a contract to dance with the Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet, which is known today as the Birmingham Royal Ballet. He received his first commission as a choreographer in 1978, creating the ballet The Outsider for that company. Later in 1985, he was appointed resident choreographer of The Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. He has subsequently created numerous works for the Royal Ballet, the Birmingham Royal Ballet and as an international guest choreographer. In 1995, he succeeded Sir Peter Wright as artistic director of Birmingham Royal Ballet.
- Still Life at the Penguin Cafe (1988)
- Hobson's choice (1989)
- Edward II (1995)
- Carmina burana (1995)
- Cyrano (2007)
- E=mc² (2009)
- Cinderella (2010)