Nathan Fifield is a regular guest conductor at top ballet companies including San Francisco Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Houston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and is currently the principle conductor of the Tulsa Ballet.
Last season's highlights included John Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid with San Francisco Ballet. This season includes two world premiere productions of Romeo and Juliet with choreographer Alexei Ratmansky at National Ballet of Canada and Edwaard Liang at Tulsa Ballet. Upcoming engagements include The Sleeping Beauty with Opéra de Bordeaux and The Rite of Spring and Firebird with Nashville Ballet.
Equally at home in the opera world, Nathan has led many productions including Carmen, Le Nozze di Figaro, Hansel and Gretel, West Side Story, Into the Woods, Light in the Piazza, Evita and has worked with such companies as Utah Festival Opera, Opera in the Heights, Chelsea Opera, and Light Opera of Oklahoma where he was music director.
As a symphonic conductor Nathan joins the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra in his second season as guest conductor this summer. Other orchestras he has lead include the New World Symphony, the Albany Symphony, the Tulsa Symphony, Oakland Youth Symphony, and One World Symphony.
His teachers and mentors include Michael Tilson Thomas, David Hayes, and Gustav Meier. As a pianist, Nathan has worked with many dance companies including NYCB, ABT, Mark Morris Dance Group, Alvin Ailey Dance Company, and is active as a chamber musician, where he has given recitals at Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall, and The Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center.