Jessica Lang

Biography

Jessica Lang is an American choreographer originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. As one of the most celebrated choreographers of her generation, Ms. Lang choreographs and teaches throughout the world. Since 1999, she has created original works for companies including American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Japan, and The Joffrey Ballet, among many others. For opera, Ms. Lang was the director and choreographer of Stabat Mater, recently presented by White Lights Festival at Lincoln Center, as well as the choreographer for Francesca Zambello’s production of Aida for San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera and Seattle Opera. She was the recipient of a 2014 Bessie Award and the 2017 Arison Award. Ms. Lang is Artistic Director of Jessica Lang Dance leading the creative vision of the organization that has garnered remarkable acclaim since the company’s founding in 2011. Ms. Lang is a graduate of the Juilliard School under the direction of Benjamin Harkarvy and a former member of Twyla Tharp's company, THARP!.