Master Storyteller Michael Pink

Milwaukee Ballet
Passionately bringing the art of dance to the stage, our community and the next generation.

Milwaukee Ballet’s Michael Pink has become internationally renowned for his ability to present well-known stories in captivating new ways.


British-born Michael Pink has become the longest-serving artistic director in Milwaukee Ballet history. He arrived in December 2002 with the vision of creating an artistic home for dancers and choreographers who were passionate about creating new work.

New work, he believes, keeps contemporary audiences engaged with the classical artform. With this in mind, he began creating “Classical Ballet for the 21st Century,” taking ballet masterpieces and infusing them with new, vivid representation of characters and a strong focus on their stories.

Pink has created four full-length, Made-in-Milwaukee premieres, and shows no sign of slowing down. This April he will present an original interpretation of Beauty and the Beast as a world premiere, right here in Milwaukee.

The 2017-18 Season also features his interpretations of Puccini’s La Bohème, The Nutcracker, and the celebrated classic Swan Lake.