Maurice Causey is an American born European based dance artist. He began studying ballet at the age of 15 in his hometown of Florence,Alabama with Patsy Hill and Michael McCadden. His training includes Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet of Carlisle, Pennsylvania ,School of the American Ballet,the American Ballet Theatre School, and the Joffrey Ballet in New York City.
He was for eight years a Soloist Dancer with William Forsythe’s Frankfurt Ballet. He has also danced with the Cleveland Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, and as Soloist Dancer with the Gothenburg Ballet in Sweden.
Maurice Causey has been Ballet Master for both the Royal Swedish Ballet (2002-2003) and The Netherlands Dance Theatre 1 (2004-2010). He has choreographed original works for companies including The Netherlands Dance Theatre 1,Northwestern Dance Project, Hubbard Street 2,Milwaukee Ballet, Company C, Stockholm 59 North, Augsburg Ballet, Tanz Luzern Theatre, Ballet Arabesque of Sofia , Bulgaria, New Orleans Ballet Theater and US dance company iMEE of which he was Resident Choreographer from 2012-2015. Maurice has also guest taught Professional Ballet Class for companies such as The National Ballet of Portugal (CNB), Norwegian National Ballet,Cullberg Ballet, NDT 1 and 2, Royal Swedish Ballet, Norwegian Institute of the Arts,HJS in Amsterdam and Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance in London, England.
He has been on Juries for several Ballet Competitions across Europe and has taught at The Prestigious Varna International Ballet Competition and The II International Baltic Ballet Competition in Riga, Latvia . Mr.Causey has choreographed for Galas and Schools throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Korea and Australia and as well stages Ballets by William Forsythe. He has given workshops of creative and choreographic movement and teaches Forsythe’s improvisation Technologies around the world. He has been featured in several short films, documentaries, publications about dance and has for the last 8 years a patron for the Austinmer Dance Theater in Australia directed by Michelle Forte. Maurice is an inductee of the Walk of Honor 2018 in his home town of Florence, Alabama. He is Based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Maurice Causey joined European School of Ballet as Resident Ballet Master/Choreographer in 2020.