Gary SheldonPrincipal Conductor
Gary Sheldon returns for his seventh season as principal conductor for Miami City Ballet. He previously held positions with San Francisco Ballet, Atlanta Ballet and Ballet Met. He has guest conducted for numerous ballet companies throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, as well as at the Aspen Festival, Artpark, Grant Park Concerts, Spoleto Festival, Meadowbrook Festival and Tanglewood. Sheldon was a prizewinner in the BBC’s Rupert Competition and the American Symphony Orchestra’s Stokowski Competition, and he recently won top prize in the American Prize for Orchestral Conducting Competition. Sheldon currently holds positions with the Lancaster Festival in Ohio (artistic director) and the Festival at Sandpoint in Idaho (principal conductor). He is a native of Bay Shore, N.Y. and a graduate of the Juilliard School and Institut de Hautes Etudes Musicales in Montreux, Switzerland.