Wayne McGregor was born in Stockport, UK in 1970 and
studied dance at University College Bretton Hall and the José Limón
Institute in New York City. He is the founder and Artistic Director of
Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, resident company of Sadler's Wells
Theatre, London, for which he has made over 30 works. Mr. McGregor is
currently Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet.
Recently, Mr. McGregor choreographed Outlier, a new work for New York City Ballet, and directed and choreographed Dido and Aeneas and Acis and Galatea
for The Royal Opera. He has created works for The Royal Ballet,
Australian Ballet, Paris Opéra Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater,
Stuttgart Ballet, English National Ballet and Rambert Dance Company.
Mr. McGregor has also choreographed and directed for opera including
productions for Teatro alla Scala, (Milan), Lyric Opera of Chicago,
Scottish Opera and English National Opera. Theatre credits include Breakfast at Tiffany's and Ring Round the Moon (West End); Aladdin with Ian McKellen; The Woman in White (London & Broadway); Cloaca (The Old Vic); A Little Night Music, Antony and Cleopatra (National Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing, You Never Can Tell (Peter Hall Company); and Cleansed (Royal Court).
He has choreographed for film and television including Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire and has been the subject of films including Wayne McGregor – Across The Threshold, A South Bank Show (ITV1); In The Spirit Of Diaghilev, (BBC4); and La Danse by Fred Wiseman.
Recent awards include: three Critics' Circle Awards for Amu, Chroma and Infra; Prix Benois de la Danse for Infra in 2009; Choreographer of the Year from Ballet Tanz in 2009; South Bank Show and Movimentos Awards for Entity in 2009; Lawrence Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production for Chroma
in 2007; two Time Out Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Dance in
2001 and 2003; IMZ Dance Screen Award in 2002; Lawrence Olivier Award
for Outstanding Achievement in Dance in 2004; and South Bank Show Award
for Dance in 2007.
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