Tim Rushton

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Timothy John Rushton MBE (born 18 March 1963) is a British choreographer and artistic leader of the Copenhagen-based Danish Dance Theatre, Denmark's largest modern dance company.

Rushton was born on 18 March 1963 in Birmingham. He trained at The Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden, London, from 1979 to 1982, studying with Erik Bruhn, Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan.[1] Later he danced with the Sadlers Wells Royal Ballet, now known as the Birmingham Royal Ballet.

He was engaged at Deutsche Oper am Rhein between 1982 and 1986, Malmö Stadsteater 1986-1987 and the Royal Danish Ballet 1987-1992.

Since 2001 Tim Rushton has been artistic leader of the Danish Dance Theatre.[1] Rushton is today one of Denmark's leading choreographers, having been seven times nominated for—and three times won—1999, 2005 and 2006—that country's Reumert Prize; since 2006 he has been listed in Kraks Blå Bog, the Danish Who's Who.

He and his company completed a one month residency at New York's Joyce Soho during which they showed work in progress for their 2008 site specific production, Labyrinth.

Rushton was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2011 New Year Honours for services to dance.[2]



  1. ^ a b "Dansk Danse Teater - Tim Rushton". Retrieved 22 October 2009. 
  2. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 59647. p. 25. 31 December 2010.