John Nettles, a native San Diegan, has been resident music director for City Ballet since 2006. He has worked throughout the country as a music director, composer, conductor, choreographer and clinician. In addition, Mr. Nettles has had a distinguished career as a singer/dancer/actor on both the classical and musical theatre stages. He has arranged orchestral works for City Ballet and Arkansas Symphony. As an advocate for arts education, he has been a teaching artist for City Ballet, San Diego Opera and is the Director of Vocal Music at Vista High School. He also owns and operates A Class Act Productions, which supplies both artistic and technical services to events, performing arts companies, and schools.