Rehearsal Director and Instructor
Ballet, Pointe, Partnering
Tim began his training at the age of 9 in Tulsa, Oklahoma with Moscelyne Larkin and Roman Jasinski. At 13 he received at Ford Foundation Scholarship to continue his studies and at 14 was invited on a full scholarship to the School of American Ballet (SAB) summer course. At 17, Tim studied full-time at the SBA where he performed Principal roles in Divertimento #15 (Balanchine), Danilova’s Classique and Jerome Robbins’ Interplay during SAB’s annual workshop performances. In 1978 he was asked, along with the rest of the student cast, by George Balanchine to perform Interplay during a matinee performance with the New York City Ballet (NYCB). Tim was then asked to join the Company as a full-time member of the Corps de Ballet.
While with the New York City Ballet, he worked under the direction of George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and Peter Martins where he performed leading roles in Fancy Free, Interplay, Four Season and many other works. Tim left NYCB in 1984 and returned home to Tulsa where he danced leads in more classical roles such as Les Sylphides, Coppelia and Prodigal Son. In 1986, Helgi Tomasson, Director of the San Francisco Ballet, invited Tim to join the company as a Solist. He was promoted to Principal within one year and there performed roles in Forgotten Land (Jiri Kylian), Romeo & Juliet (Michael Smuin), Sunset (Paul Taylor), Dreams of Harmony (James Kudelka), Connotations (Caniparoli), Interplay (Robbins), Symphony in C, Four Temperaments, Midsummer Night’s Dream and Serenade (Balanchine) Nutcracker and Swan Lake (Tomasson).
Tim has also choreographed Sir John Neville’s production of Trojan Women and the movie, Safe House, for Sir Patrick Stewart. He was involved in the starting of the Ojai Playwrights Conference and is a founding member of the Echo Theatre Company in Los Angeles. Tim’s most recent choreography was Incidental Pieces for Huntsville Ballet which premiered in April of 2011.
As an instructor, Tim has taught as the request of many fine dance institutions such as the Boston Ballet School, Boston Ballet II, Philadelphia Ballet School, Ballet Fleming, The Dance Academy (Cherry Hill, NJ), MMAC-Manhattan Movement and Arts Center (NYC), Manhattan Youth Ballet (NYC), Ballet Academy East (NYC), Talent Unlimited Performing Arts High School (NYC), Sudbrook Arts Centre, Goucher College, Washington Ballet and Maryland Youth Ballet.