Choreographer Aletta Collins made her Royal Opera debut in 2004, creating the choreography for the world premiere of The Tempest. She has since worked as movement direction for the world premiere of Anna Nicole. In the Linbury Studio Theatre Collins has choreographed and directed Magical Night, The Red Balloon and Cocteau Voices. She was an Associate Artist at the Royal Opera House 2010–11.
Collins grew up in London and studied at the London Contemporary Dance School. She was a dancer and choreographer for London Contemporary Dance Theatre before beginning her freelance career. Collins’s extensive dance choreography includes bloom and Awakenings for Rambert, Les Noces for Berlin Philharmonic and This is The Place, a celebration of 40 years of contemporary dance at The Place. In 2008 she created The Big Dance, a public event for 2,008 people in Trafalgar Square.
Collins’s credits as an opera director and choreographer include Carmen (Salzburg Festival) and La fanciulla del West, La Voix humaine, Dido and Aeneas and Les Noces (Opera North). Her theatre choreography includes His Dark Materials for the National Theatre, and she directed and choreographed Aladdin for Bristol Old Vic. In 2011 she co-directed the musical Shoes with Richard Thomas at Sadler’s Wells.
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