Septime Webre is an internationally recognised ballet director, choreographer, educator and advocate. He joined Hong Kong Ballet (HKB) as its Artistic Director in July 2017 after 17 years as Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet (US) from 1999-2016, and six years as Artistic Director for the American Repertory Ballet in Princeton (US) from 1993-1999.
Much sought-after as a choreographer, Webre’s works appear in the repertoires of ballet companies globally. He has also worked frequently in theatre as well as opera. His work has received numerous honors, grants and awards, and he has served on the board of Dance/USA, Artistic Director of Halcyon and on the juries of a number of international ballet competitions, including those in Varna, Bulgaria, Istanbul, Cape Town, New York and Seoul. Webre’s new work for HKB, Romeo + Juliet, set in 1960s Hong Kong, had its world premiere in June 2021.