Wayne McGregor

Biography

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 of Company Wayne McGregor (formerly Wayne McGregor | Random Dance), resident company of Sadler’s Wells, London. He is Artistic Director of Studio Wayne McGregor, with studios at Here East in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which forms the hub for all of his extensive creative collaborations across dance, film, music, visual art, technology and science.

Recently, Mr. McGregor choreographed Multiverse for The Royal Ballet in a triple bill celebrating his 10th anniversary as Resident Choreographer. His repertoire also includes Tree of Codes for Company Wayne McGregor and Paris Opéra Ballet and Woolf Works for The Royal Ballet. He is regularly commissioned by and has works in the repertories of the most important ballet companies in the world, including New York City Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet and San Francisco Ballet.

Mr. McGregor is in demand as a choreographer for theatre, opera, film (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them), music videos (Radiohead, The Chemical Brothers), fashion shows and television. In 2013, Mr. McGregor presented Thinking with the Body at the Wellcome Collection, an exhibition exploring his collaborative enquiry into choreographic thinking. 

Mr. McGregor is Professor of Choreography at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, has an Honorary Doctor of Science from Plymouth University and an Honorary Doctor of Letters from University of Leeds. Mr. McGregor’s awards include four Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards, three Olivier Awards, two South Bank Show Awards, a prix Benois de la Danse and two Golden Mask Awards. In 2011 Mr. McGregor was awarded a CBE for Services to Dance.