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Wayne McGregor

Choreographer

Biography

Wayne McGregor in action.
Wayne McGregor in rehearsal for Raven Girl © ROH/Johan Persson, 2013

English choreographer Wayne McGregor was appointed Resident Choreographer in 2006, The Royal Ballet’s first from a contemporary dance background. His Royal Ballet works include Yugen, Multiverse, Obsidian Tear, Woolf Works, Tetractys, Raven Girl, Machina, Carbon Life, Live Fire Exercise, Limen, Infra, Nimbus, Chroma, Engram, Qualia, Symbiont(s), The Dante Project and the recently announced MADDADDAM with the celebrated author Margaret Atwood. Since 1992, he has been Founder and Director of Studio Wayne McGregor, his creative nexus for arts, science and technology, alongside Sadler’s Wells resident company, Company Wayne McGregor.

He is commissioned by companies worldwide including Paris Opera Ballet, ABT, Bolshoi, National Ballet of Canada, Mariinsky, Bayerische Staatsoper, NYCB, NDT1, Alvin Ailey, Dutch National Ballet, Australian Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. He directs and choreographs for stage: La Scala/ROH (Dido and Aeneas, Acis and Galatea), Donmar, Old Vic, NT, Royal Court; film: Harry Potter, Tarzan, Fantastic Beasts, Sing, Mary Queen of Scots; and music videos.

He is Professor of Choreography at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and was appointed a CBE in 2011.

Videos

News and features

Watch: Two new ballets in rehearsal with Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon

12 March 2018
Watch: Two new ballets in rehearsal with Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon

Yugen and Corybantic Games see two of the world's premier choreographers create new works to music by Leonard Bernstein.

Press plié: the best music videos to feature ballet

25 April 2017
Press plié: the best music videos to feature ballet

Top music videos prove that ballet can enrich a range of sounds and elevate songs to a whole new level.

What makes a good dance score?

11 April 2017
What makes a good dance score?

Graceful Tchaikovsky, vivacious Stravinsky, angular minimalist music - or something else? We explore what makes the best music for ballet and beyond.

Photos

Danielle de Niese as Galatea in Acis and Galatea

Danielle de Niese as Galatea and Edward Watson as Acis in Acis and Galatea

Benjamin Ella in Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Benjamin Ella and Joseph Sissens in Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Sarah Lamb in Yugen.

Wayne McGregor, Tristan Dyer and Edward Watson in rehearsal for Woolf Works, The Royal Ballet

Wayne McGregor in rehearsal for Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Wayne McGregor in rehearsals

Wayne McGregor, Sarah Lamb and Thiago Soares in rehearsals for Raven Girl

Artists of The Royal Ballet in Infra

Executive and artistic staff of the Royal Opera House at the 2012/13 Season launch

Wayne McGregor

Benjamin Ella and Joseph Sissens in Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Federico Bonelli, Sarah Lamb & Calvin Richardson in Yugen.

Wayne McGregor, Edward Watson, Calvin Richardson and Matthew Ball in rehearsal for Obsidian Tea, The Royal Ballet

Wayne McGregor, Edward Watson, Matthew Ball and Calvin Richardson in rehearsal for Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Calvin Richardson, Edward Watson and Wayne McGregor in rehearsal for Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Calvin Richardson, Edward Watson, Matthew Ball and Wayne McGregor in rehearsal for Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Calvin Richardson, Edward Watson, Wayne McGregor and Matthew Ball in rehearsal for Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Wayne McGregor in rehearsal for Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Wayne McGregor and dancers of The Royal Ballet in rehearsal for Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød, Matthew Ball, Edward Watson, Calvin Richardson and Wayne McGregor in rehearsal for Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Wayne McGregor, Akane Takada and Federico Bonelli in rehearsal for Tetractys, The Royal Ballet

Alessandra Ferri and Wayne McGregor in rehearsal for Woolf Works, The Royal Ballet

Wayne McGregor

Eric Underwood and Melissa Hamilton in Infra

George Lamb, Judith Mackrell and Wayne McGregor at Royal Ballet Live

Executive and artistic staff of The Royal Ballet at the 2012/13 Season launch

Audrey Niffenegger and Wayne McGregor discussing Raven Girl

Artists of The Royal Ballet in Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Joseph Sissens and Calvin Richardson in Yugen, The Royal Ballet

Joseph Sissens and Akane Takada in Yugen.

Artists of The Royal Ballet in Yugen.

Wayne McGregor

Edward Watson, Calvin Richardson and Wayne McGregor in rehearsal for Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Wayne McGregor, Calvin Richardson, Matthew Ball and Edward Watson in rehearsal for Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet