Bruce Steivel

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Bruce Steivel (1949–Present) is an American ballet dancer, choreographer, and artistic director of Bay Pointe Ballet.[1]

Artistic Director[edit]

Bruce Steivel is currently artistic director of Bay Pointe Ballet (BPB), located in South San Francisco, CA. He has previously held the title of artistic director at several major companies around the globe including Bern Stadt Theatre, Hong Kong Ballet, Universal Ballet, Nevada Ballet Theatre and Serbian National Ballet.[2]

Artistic Credits[edit]

As a choreographer he has created 17 ballets, including his own version of The Nutcracker,[3] Peter Pan,[4] A Midsummer Night’s Dream[5] and Dracula. In the current repertoire of at least five major ballet companies as of October 2013,[6] several of Bruce Steivel's ballets are in production around the world.


During his dance career he worked and trained under several prominent choreographers and teachers including George Balanchine, Anton Dolin, Jiri Kylian, Ben Stevenson, Roland Petit, Andre Eglevsky, David Howard, Heinz Spoerli and Alexandra Danoliva.[7]

As a dancer he performed major roles in the classical ballet repertoire. These lead roles include Romeo in the ballet Romeo and Juliet, Franz in Coppelia, Albrecht in Giselle, and Prince in The Nutcracker.


  1. ^ "Executive Director/Artistic Director". Website of Bay Pointe Ballet. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Marziali, Saul. "Interview with Bruce Steivel". 1 January 2013. Ballet Dance Magazine. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Brown, Joe (19 December 2008). "Nevada Ballet Theatre stages a charming version of holiday favorite". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "City Ballet of San Diego journeys to Neverland". Del Mar Times. 18 March 2010. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Jian-ping, Ou (December 1994). "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Dance Magazine: 94–95. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Jeter, Geri. "9 Questions with Artistic Director and Choreographer Bruce Steivel". California Literary Review. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Serbian National Ballet". International Concert Organization. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 

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