Assistant Music Director
A sought-after conductor of ballet repertoire, Nathan has conducted at many top companies including: National Ballet of Canada, San Francisco Ballet, Houston Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. He was Music Director of the Tulsa Ballet for five years and is currently the Principal Conductor at Nashville Ballet. Highlights from this past season include: Romeo & Juliet at Opera de Bordeaux, a new arrangement of Peter Pan for Nashville Ballet, Jiri Killian's Petite Mort featuring Mozart piano concertos which he conducted from the keyboard, and a world première piano concerto by pop icon Ben Folds, also at Nashville Ballet. Next season Nathan will conduct an all Lifar programme at Opera de Bordeaux, and makes his debut with the acclaimed Suzanne Farrell Ballet. Equally at home in the opera world, Nathan has led productions of Carmen, Le Nozze di Figaro, Hansel & Gretel, and many others, working with such companies as Utah Festival Opera, Opera in the Heights, Chelsea Opera, and Light Opera of Oklahoma where he was Music Director. Other orchestras he has led include: the New World Symphony, the Albany Symphony, and One World Symphony. His teachers and mentors include Michael Tilson Thomas, David Hayes, and Gustav Meier.