Richard Bowman • Principal Guest Artist • Ballet Master • Coach  •


Richard Bowman is an acclaimed international ballet master, coach and répétiteur with dance organizations throughout the world. Richard Bowman was born and trained in New Zealand. At 16 Richard Bowman was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to complete his training at the Royal Ballet School in London, England and is the recipient of the 1987 Sir John Logan Campbell Award – New Zealand’s highest ballet award.

Richard Bowman has performed with many world-renowned ballet companies as a guest and principal artist including the Vienna State Opera, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Leipzig Ballet, Australian Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and American Ballet Theatre. He has been noted throughout his career not only for his physique and technical brilliance, but also his ability to capture audiences with ease.

In 2012, Richard was appointed a member of American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum Artistic Board of Examiners & Instructors. Shortly thereafter, he became a senior faculty member at ABT’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School in NYC. In 2015, Alexei Ratmansky appointed Richard Bowman Children’s Ballet Master for his reconstruction of ABT’s Sleeping Beauty.

In addition to the Youth America Grand Prix, Richard Bowman also serves as a judge and master teacher for many international ballet competitions and schools.

Currently Richard Bowman serves as ballet master for Open Dance Project at Hunter Dance Center and Excelsior Ballet, Houston Texas.

Home ResumeCoaching Calendar Film Photos Contact