English choreographer Wayne McGregor was appointed Resident Choreographer in 2006, The Royal Ballet’s first from a contemporary dance background.
McGregor's 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, Untitled, 2023, 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 has been 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 also has an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Plymouth University, an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Leeds, and an Honorary Doctorate from the Royal College of Art, and is a member of the Circle of Cultural Fellows at King’s College London and holds a professorship at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. In 2021, he was appointed Director of Dance for the Venice Biennale. He is currently President of Elmhurst Ballet School and was appointed Guest Artistic Director 22/23 for the National Youth Dance Company. He was appointed a CBE in 2011.
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