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Jeff Herd

Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Executive Director

A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Jeff Herd has 45 years of experience producing and managing stage productions and companies across Canada, the United States and in Europe. He began his ambitious career at the age of 15 as an apprentice at Rainbow Stage in Winnipeg which then led to successful years of freelance lighting design, production and stage management at theatres throughout Manitoba. In 1973, Herd joined Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet as production stage manager, a position he held until 1980. Following positions with Cirque du Soleil (Las Vegas) and Dragone (Belgium), Jeff returned to Winnipeg – and the RWB – with his wife and children in 2008.

He is currently Executive Director of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2014/15.