Crystal Pite

Biography

Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite is a former company member of Ballet BC and William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt. Ms. Pite’s professional choreographic debut was in 1990 at Ballet BC. Since then, she has created over 50 works for companies such as Paris Opéra Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, Cullberg Ballet, Ballett Frankfurt, The National Ballet of Canada, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (Resident Choreographer, 2001 – 2004), Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and Ballet BC. She has also collaborated with Electric Company Theatre and Robert Lepage. Ms. Pite is an Associate Choreographer of Nederlands Dans Theater, Associate Dance Artist of Canada’s National Arts Centre and Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells, London. In 2002, she formed her own company Kidd Pivot in Vancouver. Kidd Pivot tours nationally and internationally, performing works such as Dark Matters and Lost Action. Kidd Pivot’s residency at the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt (2010 – 2012) provided Ms. Pite the opportunity to create and tour The You Show and The Tempest Replica. Currently touring is the Kidd Pivot / Electric Company Theatre production of Betroffenheit, co-created by Ms. Pite and Jonathon Young.