Bringing over 40 years of experience as a dancer, choreographer, director, and arts executive, MAURICE BRANDON CURRY is the seventh Artistic Director in the history of Eglevsky Ballet.

In 2015, Maurice Brandon Curry was appointed Executive Artistic Director of Eglevsky Ballet. He is the seventh artistic director in the history of the organization and the first to hold both titles.

Mr. Curry began his initial training with Ned Williams and continued at the School of American Ballet, where he studied with Andrei Kramarevsky, Stanley Williams, Richard Rapp, and Antonina Tumkovsky. Subsequently, he trained with Ann Brodie, founding artistic director of Columbia City Ballet. As a dancer, Mr. Curry appeared with New York City Ballet and danced with Carolina Ballet, Kaleidoscope Dance Company, Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal, and DancEllington. In addition to his BFA in Choreography, Mr. Curry holds a degree in Digital Filmmaking and Multimedia. He is a sought-after consultant with dance studios, colleges, and conservatories across the country on matters of policy, programming, and curriculum.

His work as an educator has been recognized by many international organizations as he is a frequent guest instructor throughout the world. Mr. Curry was the Chairperson of the Dance Division at Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts. He was also the Director of Educational Programs at the Joffrey Ballet School in NYC, where he was also a member of the faculty.

Mr. Curry’s ballets are in the repertoires of international ballet companies, academies, colleges, and performing arts high schools. In 2016, new works by Mr. Curry were added to the repertoires of the Alabama School of Fine Arts (where he was the resident guest artist) and the Columbia Ballet Collective at Columbia University in NYC. He has achieved major success as a director and choreographer in both the concert, musical theater, and commercial dance worlds working with many notable dance luminaries, recording and media artists. Mr. Curry’s award-winning has been seen worldwide on stages, on television, and in film. In his first season as Executive Artistic Director, Mr. Curry choreographed a new production of THE NUTCRACKER especially for Eglevsky Ballet. The production’s new and innovative scenario, costumes, and choreography was a box office success, surpassing records of previous productions by the company.

For Eglevsky Ballet, Mr. Curry has created partnerships and collaborative opportunities with the Long Island Children’s Museum, American Chamber Ensemble, the Massapequa Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra. In 2019, Mr. Curry extended the work of Eglevsky Ballet’s nationally recognized Children’s Division Curriculum into local day care centers with the creation of, “Jump Start!”, a program developed by him and Shana McLaughlin, Principal of the Lower School and Children’s Division at Eglevsky Ballet. Mr. Curry also developed the Friends of Eglevsky Ballet program for local businesses who support the organization.

Maurice Brandon Curry has served on the board of directors for (a company directed by Andrew Palermo and Taye Diggs), the Bangor Ballet, DANCER magazine, and the Mark Stuart Dance Theater. Currently, Mr. Curry serves on the advisory board of the Young Choreographers Festival. Recently nominated to membership at the International Dance Council (which is sponsored by UNESCO) Mr. Curry is also a member of the National Dance Education Organization. Mr. Curry proudly serves on the Alumni Committee on Diversity and Inclusion at his alma mater, the School of American Ballet. He has also continued his work in diversity and inclusion as a part of symposiums and workshops sponsored by MoBBallet.

Consistently, students under Mr. Curry’s tutelage and mentorship have been accepted into the most prestigious training programs, universities, and summer courses in the nation. His former students have danced or are currently dancing with the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, the Joffrey Ballet, the Royal Ballet, the Dutch National Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Ballet San Jose, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Cincinnati Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and on Broadway, in film, and on television.

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Margaret Velez-Cooper, President

Jamie Stanton*, Secretary

Janet Verutes, Treasurer

Dr. Jorge Baez

Maurice Brandon Curry

Dr. Elvire Daniels

Gregory Desantis, Esq.

Jennifer Gillooley

Barbara Kennedy, Esq.

Nikki Klareich

Jana Oberman*

Jennifer Sauter*

Patty Kerr, Esq., Liason To The Board Of Directors (Non-Voting)

*Denotes Eglevsky Ballet Alumni