A person employed by a ballet company to teach and rehearse dancers.
- In 1909 he was hired by Diaghilev as ballet master and character dancer for his new Ballets Russes company.
- Tanztheater Wuppertal employed him as their ballet master on tour.
- As ballet master in chief for Cincinnati Ballet since 2003, he is treasured for his thoughtful classes, clear observations, stern yet supportive nature, and sense of fun.
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