English National Ballet has been appointed Estonian-born Maria Seletskaja as Music Director. She will work closely with Aaron S. Watkin in overseeing the creative direction and quality of music at English National Ballet and English National Ballet Philharmonic, as well as assuming leadership of the Music Department.

Maria Seletskaja started her career as a professional ballet dancer, performing as a soloist with leading companies including Estonian National Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin, Zurich Ballet and the Royal Ballet of Flanders, whilst simultaneously pursuing her studies in piano, violin, music theory, harmony and orchestration. She was an assistant conductor at Stuttgart Ballet where she made her conducting debut in April 2017. Since 2018, she has dedicated herself to conducting, working with prestigious ballet companies including The National Ballet of Canada where she was Conductor-in-Residence, San Francisco Ballet, The Royal Danish Ballet, and most recently Paris Opera Ballet, where she conducted Soirée Robbins.

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