Deborah Bull appointed to new position as Director of King’s Cultural Partners
Former dancer joined Royal Opera House executive team in 2001 following 20-year career with The Royal Ballet.
Royal Opera House Creative Director and former Royal Ballet Principal Deborah Bull has been appointed Director of King’s College Partners at King’s College, London.
The former dancer joined the executive team of the Royal Opera House in 2001 after a 20-year career with The Royal Ballet. She later became Creative Director taking responsibility for ROH2, ROH Collections, audience engagement strategies, BP Summer Big Screens and the annual Deloitte Ignite festival as well as 2012 Olympic season programming.
Deborah will continue to work closely with the Royal Opera House during the first months of her appointment to deliver the ROH’s Olympic activities, including the free exhibition, The Olympic Journey: The Story of the Games.
On her time at Royal Opera House, Deborah commented: “While I will be sad to leave the Royal Opera House after such a long career within its family, I feel this is absolutely the right time for me to focus my energies on a new challenge. It has been a privilege to work with – and learn from – so many talented and passionately committed colleagues across opera and dance, and I’m very proud of what we have been able to achieve together.”
Chief Executive of the Royal Opera House, Tony Hall, said: “I’m very pleased for Deborah but will be very sad to see her go. She’s made a huge contribution to the Royal Opera House, first as a principal dancer for The Royal Ballet, then as founder of ROH2 and, later, as our Creative Director.
“The fact that the Linbury Studio Theatre now has a clear identity and purpose – producing some outstanding work – and that the Royal Opera House is involved with so many other organisations in the field of opera and dance is a great tribute to Deborah. Her role in transforming the Royal Opera House over the last decade has been enormous.
Deborah will join King’s College in March 2012.