Phillip Broomhead - Artistic Advisor / Ballet Master - Vitacca Productions & Company
Phillip Broomhead - Artistic Advisor / Ballet Master

Phillip Broomhead - Artistic Advisor / Ballet Master
Vitacca Productions & Company

Phillip Broomhead was born in London, England, trained at the Royal Ballet School, and joined The Royal Ballet in 1981. He was promoted to Soloist in 1983 and to Principal in 1986. Several roles were created specifically for Broomhead, including The Southern Cape Zebra in Still Life at the Penguin Café and roles in Varii Capricci, Isadora, Pursuit, Number One, Enclosure, and L’Invitation au Voyage. He performed numerous times in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen, the Queen Mother, and at many other royal galas. Broomhead joined Houston Ballet as a Principal dancer in January of 1991 and made his debut in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella. He was featured in all of Stevenson’s ballets, and many other works. In March 1991, while on vacation in Washington, D.C., he attended a Royal Ballet performance of Swan Lake. During Act I, their Principal dancer sustained a serious injury and Broomhead found himself thrust onto the Kennedy Center Stage as Prince Siegfried; his performance won him worldwide critical acclaim. Broomhead has also created roles numerous world premieres including Glen Tetley’s Lux in Tenebris, Ben Stevenson’s Eclipse, and Trey McIntyre’s Peter Pan. He retired from Houston Ballet as a dancer in June 2004 after performing with the company for 13 years at which time he joined the artistic staff as Ballet Master, a position he held until 2011. In 2012 Broomhead joined Vitacca Productions & Company as Artistic Advisor.

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