David Warburton

Executive Director of The Port Theatre

David Warburton (김모세) is the Executive Director of The Port Theatre, a leading community performing arts centre located on the traditional unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation on Vancouver Island. He is also the Vice President of the Canadian Dance Assembly, a national arts service organization that provides a strong voice for Canadian dance and supports the development of resources for the dance sector through its various programs and advocacy efforts.

Warburton is the former Managing Director of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company (RWB). He joined the RWB in 2013 as Company Manager and before stepping into the role as the Director of Touring and Business Development and then Managing Director. He served an integral role in reshaping and rebuilding the ballet company. His work at the RWB has taken him around the world including China, Colombia, Argentina, Italy, Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany, and many other destinations. He led the RWB to join the Winnipeg Indigenous Accord, a multi-year commitment to answer the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action.