Following Tetley’s resignation in 1976, prima ballerina and principal dancer Marcia Haydée took over the directorship of the Stuttgart Ballet. Haydée considerably broadened the company's repertoire with works by Hans van Manen and Maurice Béjart, as well as by former company members such as John Neumeier and Jiří Kylián. Most importantly, she appointed William Forsythe – a dancer in the company – and subsequently Uwe Scholz as resident choreographers and in so doing established the Stuttgart Ballet as one of the most artistically interesting companies on the international stage. Haydée also had a great success with her staging of The Sleeping Beauty in 1987. After a dance career of 35 years and 20 years as director, Marcia Haydée took leave of the Stuttgart Ballet in 1996. With Canadian born Reid Anderson, as her successor, the Stuttgart Ballet began its journey into the next millennium.