Christopher Wheeldon


Choreographer, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Christopher Wheeldon trained at The Royal Ballet School and joined The Royal Ballet in 1991 followed by New York City Ballet (NYCB) in 1993. He was named NYCB’s first Resident Choreographer in July 2001.

Christopher has created and staged productions for the world’s major ballet companies, including The Winter’s Tale (2014), Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (2011) and After the Rain (2005). He has also choreographed for the Metropolitan Opera, the feature film Center Stage (2000), the Broadway show Sweet Smell of Success (2002) and the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.

In 2014, he directed and choreographed the musical version of An American in Paris, for which he received a Tony Award for Best Choreography and an Outer Critics Award for Best Choreography and Direction. Among his many awards, he was named an O.B.E. and an Honorary Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016.