Executive Director: Martin Bragg
Martin Bragg is one of the most widely respected arts leaders in Canada. Beginning his career as an actor, he has worked throughout Canada, the United States and Europe as a producer, artistic director and executive director.
Since joining Alberta Ballet in the summer of 2010, Mr. Bragg has partnered with Artistic Director Jean Grand-Maître to expand all aspects of the company’s operations, and increased the company’s earned and contributed revenue by more than 50%. Mr. Bragg has also overseen the tremendous growth of the School of Alberta Ballet, adding a private academic school and residence, a second school in Edmonton, and the launch of Alberta Ballet II, the company’s program for emerging artists.
Prior to joining Alberta Ballet, Mr. Bragg was the Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Producer of the Canadian Stage Company in Toronto, Canada’s largest year-round contemporary theatre company, producing a full program of productions in the four theatres the company operated. During his 17 years with Canadian Stage, he produced more than 150 productions and tripled the revenue base of the company.
Mr. Bragg led the company’s national and international touring activities, which included their worldwide touring production of The Overcoat, the world premiere production of The House of Martin Guerre in partnership with Chicago’s acclaimed Goodman Theatre, and collaborative projects and tours with companies in England, Ireland, and the United States. Mr. Bragg created a number of innovative private sector investment and joint venture activities for the company in Toronto in order to expand their programming activities.
Mr. Bragg has a wide range of experience in all aspects of producing, finance, administration, human resources, fundraising, government relations, and Board of Trustee management.