Wayne McGregor

Choreographer

Biography

Wayne McGregor is a multi-award-winning British choreographer and director, internationally renowned for his physically testing choreography and groundbreaking collaborations across dance, film, music, visual art, technology and science. He is Artistic Director of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, Resident Company at Sadlerʼs Wells Theatre in London, and Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet (appointed 2006).

McGregor has created new works for La Scala, Paris Opera Ballet, New York City Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theatre, Australian Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet among others. He has also directed movement for theatre and film including Harry Potter And The Goblet of Fire, and has choreographed music videos including the Grammy-nominated Lotus Flower video for Radiohead, and Ingenue for Atoms for Peace. Most recently he choreographed Raven Girl and Machina for Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 for The Royal Ballet and Borderlands for San Francisco Ballet. In July 2012 he created a large-scale public dance work, Big Dance Trafalgar Square, part of London 2012 Festival. This autumn he will premier a new work for Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, Atomos.

McGregor’s work has earned him three Critics’ Circle Awards, two Time Out Awards, two South Bank Show Awards and two Olivier Awards. In January 2011 McGregor was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for Services to Dance.

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