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.


Lucas Lynch

Guest Pianist/Assistant Conductor

Stefanie Gumienik

Company Pianist