Unbound Choreographer Interviews: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

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Annabelle Lopez Ochoa is a versatile choreographer who has created works for more than 50 dance companies worldwide. The Colombian-Belgian Lopez Ochoa trained at Royal Ballet School of Flanders in Belgium and danced for 12 years, including as a soloist at Scapino Ballet, before shifting to choreography. Lopez Ochoa has choreographed for Atlanta Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Cincinnati Ballet, Compañia Nacional de Danza, Dutch National Ballet, English National Ballet, Finnish National Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Scottish Ballet, and The Washington Ballet. Among many accolades, her Broken Wings was named one of 2016’s best premieres by Dance Europe; Sombrerisimo received Cuba’s Villanueva Award in 2015; A Streetcar Named Desire won the Best Choreography (Classical) award from Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards in 2012; and Replay won first prize at the Choreographers Competition in Bornem, Belgium, in 2002. Guernica is her first work for SF Ballet.

Learn more about Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, choreographer, and her new work for Unbound, Guernica.