Wayne McGregor

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United Kingdom, Choreographer
March 12, 1970

Wayne McGregor, CBE (born 12 March 1970) is a British choreographer of contemporary modern dance. His work is known for its particular vocabulary of movement, for its integration of dance with film and visual art, and for its incorporation of computer technology and biological science. He is the Artistic Director of Studio Wayne McGregor (formerly Wayne McGregor Random Dance) which resides at Sadler's Wells Theatre in London. McGregor was appointed Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet in 2006. He is Professor of Choreography at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and holds an honorary doctor of science degree from Plymouth University and an honorary doctor of letters from University of Leeds. He is part of the Circle of Cultural Fellows at King’s College London. In 2008 he was the appointed the government’s first Youth Dance Champion. In 2004 McGregor was made a Research Fellow in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Cambridge. His work continues to explore the relationship between movement and brain science. McGregor has created new work for international companies including La Scala Theatre Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, San Francisco Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, New York City Ballet, The Australian Ballet and the English National Ballet. He served as Movement Director for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Legend of Tarzan and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. He has choreographed music videos for Radiohead ("Lotus Flower"), Atoms for Peace ("Ingenue"), and The Chemical Brothers featuring Beck ("Wide Open"). Woolf Works for The Royal Ballet was his first full-length piece for the company, drawing on the writings of Virginia Woolf with music by Max Richter. McGregor premiered Tree of Codes, a new contemporary ballet created in collaboration with artist Olafur Eliasson and producer/composer Jamie xx at the Manchester International Festival (which commissioned the work) in July 2015. Inspired by Jonathan Safran Foer's artwork of the same name, the work featured dancers from his own company alongside soloists from the Paris Opera Ballet. In November 2016 the Royal Ballet celebrated McGregor’s tenth anniversary as Resident Choreographer with an all-McGregor programme, including the world premiere of Multiverse, featuring a newly commissioned score by Steve Reich, with Chroma and Carbon Life, at the Royal Opera House.

Also known as Dancer

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