Maina Gielgud

maina1Trained by the great Russians including Tamara Karsavina and Lubov Egorova, and later Rosella Hightower, Maina Gielgud has had an incredibly diverse career creating works with Maurice Bejart’s XXth Century Ballet, and as a principal with London Festival Ballet and SWRB, an international guest artist, and partnering Rudolf Nureyev. She then directed The Australian Ballet (1983-1997) and the Royal Danish Ballet. Free-lancing since 1999, she stages works (her highly acclaimed Giselle for Boston Ballet and Ballet du Rhin, and in June 2005, for Houston Ballet where she was Artistic Associate). She made a comeback as a dancer and actress in Maurice Bejart’s L’Heure Exquise, and now guest teaches and coaches around the world.