Nigel Gaynor

Pianist & Composer

Nigel Gaynor has enjoyed an international career as a specialist conductor for ballet and is also a highly accomplished ballet accompanist.  He is originally from Australia and worked with The Australian Ballet for 15 years.

Some of his career highlights include working with Rudolf Nureyev, Sir Robert Helpmann and Jiri Kylian; conducting The Australian Ballet’s Red Earth on live television; and collaborating on new ballets with choreographers Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon.

For the past decade, Nigel has been based in the United Kingdom and has worked extensively with Northern Ballet – Leeds, English National Ballet and the Royal Ballet.

In 2011, Nigel was engaged by the Royal New Zealand Ballet for its season of The Sleeping Beauty and was appointed Music Director of the company in January 2013.

Nigel joined Queensland Ballet as Music Director and Principal Conductor in 2016.

Nigel is a very generous sponsor of our ‘Ballet 4 You, Ballet 4 Alzheimer’s’ programme and allowed us to use his music for these very special video playlists on our Ballet 4 You Ballet 4 Alzheimers YouTube channel.

Nigel was our choice to partner with musically for iDanceDaily as we use his exquisite music in both our Adult Ballet classes and children’s classes in the studio.  Nigel’s wonderful music accompanies all of our Teach Me to Dance Adult Ballet exercises and you will love  the selection of his music in the iDanceDaily playlists.

Nigel’s exquisite CD’s can be purchased directly by emailing Nigel at and each CD including postage is $20.00.  For a digital download, please visit and the cost is $20.00 per album.

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