Albin Balint is a Director, Creative Producer, Production Manager and Programme Manager who has been working in diverse European theatrical environments since 1993.
Upon finishing his vocal training, piano studies and secondary education in Drama and Theatre Studies, he attended Budapest University where he graduated first with a Bachelor, and later with a Master of Arts Degree in Aesthetics and Theatre Studies. Linking theory with practice, during his academic years he also attended international masterclasses in various genres of theatre, dance and movement techniques including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Broadway Musical, Alexander and Feldenkrais Technique, Biomechanics, Psychological Gesture and Butoh.
Since 2002 Albin has been leading the musical theatre workshop of Hungarian youth theatre Adyak Theatre Company, adapting, translating, directing and producing award-winning youth stage versions of British and American musicals, which earned him and the Company several Grand and First Prizes (2002, 2003, 2005, 2016), as well as Special Awards for Best Direction (2002, 2005, 2016). For his work with Adyak, Albin also received prestigious invitations to various international theatre projects and festivals (Denmark, Finland, Italy, Portugal, United Kingdom), and in 2002 was also appointed as Assistant Director at the Budapest Operetta and Musical Theatre, Hungary’s premier repertory musical theatre.
After having moved to the UK in 2005, he gained his second Master of Arts Degree in Musical Theatre Producing from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2008. From then on, he continued his work as a freelance theatre practitioner (production assistant, ASM, SM, director and producer) on an international scale, focusing primarily on developing, staging and producing both classic and new works of musical theatre (venues included: Royal Albert Hall, King's Head Theatre, Battersea Barge, Tabard Theatre, Tristan Bates Theatre).
Returning to Hungary in 2012, between 2012 and 2014 Albin worked as Production Manager of Budapest-based Momentán Improv Theatre, one of Hungary's leading improvisational theatre companies.
In 2014, in his hometown, Debrecen, he was appointed as a Programme Manager of Főnix Event Management NPO, a city council-led arts organisation which is responsible for programming Debrecen's main cultural events and international festivals throughout the year. Since then, Albin has been responsible for the theatrical programming of the local Kölcsey Cultural Centre, Nagyerdei Open Air Theatre and Főnix Hall, as well as for production managing 'Carnival Night at the Stadium', the closing gala ceremony of Debrecen's annual Flower Carnival each year at Debrecen's Nagyerdei Stadium.
Recently, at the Nagyerdei Open Air Theatre, he also directed the symphonic concert-theatre premiere of one of Hungary's best-loved musicals, 'Be Faithful Unto Death'.