Choreographer Ben Wright is Associate Artistic Director of Skånes Dansteater and Artistic Director of his company bgroup. He made his Royal Opera debut in 2016 as choreographer for Boris Godunov, directed by Richard Jones.
Wright trained with Eve Leveaux and at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. As a performer his role creations included Prince (Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake) and Golden Monkey (His Dark Materials, National Theatre), in addition to dancing with companies including London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Ricochet Dance Productions and Stan Won’t Dance.
Wright’s dance works include Just As We Are, The Lessening of Difference and About Around (bgroup), The Feeling of Going and This Moment Is Your Life (Skånes Dansteater) and Spectrum and To see the world while the light lasts (Malmö Opera/Skånes Dansteater). He choreographs widely for theatre and opera, credits including La bohème (Washington National Opera), The Perfect American (English National Opera), Le nozze di Figaro (Glyndebourne Festival), Don Giovanni (Metropolitan Opera, New York), The Cunning Little Vixen (Grange Park Opera), The Adventures of Mr Brouček and Roméo et Juliette (Opera North), La fanciulla del West, Macbeth, Faust and Dead Man Walking (Malmö Opera), Tobias and the Angel (Young Vic), The Insatiable, Inflatable Candylion (National Theatre Wales), My Night with Reg and Twelfth Night (Donmar Warehouse) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Privates on Parade (Michael Grandage Company). He made his opera directorial debut in 2012 with The Walk from the Garden (Salisbury Festival). Wright is a 2015 Clore Fellow.
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