Christopher Wheeldon

Biography

Choreographer, The Winter’s Tale

Christopher Wheeldon trained at The Royal Ballet School and danced with The Royal Ballet and New York City Ballet. He served as NYCB’s first-ever Artist in Residence and was named NYCB’s first Resident Choreographer in July 2001.

Mr. Wheeldon has created productions for all the world’s major ballet companies including: New York City Ballet, The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Het Nationale Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Joffrey Ballet and The National Ballet of Canada. He has also choreographed for the Metropolitan Opera, created ballet sequences for the feature film Center Stage (2000) and Sweet Smell of Success on Broadway (2002) and was the Artistic Director for Les Arts Decoratif’s Fashion Forward exhibit in Paris (2016).

In 2014, Mr. Wheeldon directed and choreographed An American in Paris which premiered in Paris in 2014 at the Théâtre du Châtelet. The Broadway production premiered in 2015 and won Mr. Wheeldon the 2015 Tony Award for Best Choreography and Outer Critics Award for Best Choreography and Direction. Other awards include Martin E. Segal Award from Lincoln Center, the American Choreography Award, a Dance Magazine Award, London Critic’s Circle Award for Best New Ballet, the OBE, the Prix Benois de la Danse, an Olivier Award and the Leonard Massine Prize for Choreography.