Unbound Choreographers

Meet our 12 innovative, international choreographers.

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Twelve innovative international choreographers are creating new ballets in our studios this summer and fall. What will these artists create with our uniquely expressive and daring dancers? Learn more about each of these artists here and in our Unbound LIVE broadcasts.


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David Dawson headshot

David Dawson

David is an associate artist at Dutch National Ballet and a prolific dancemaker.

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Alonzo King headshot

Alonzo King

Alonzo has directed San Francisco-based Alonzo King LINES Ballet since 1982.

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Edwaard Liang headshot

Edwaard Liang

Edwaard is a former dancer with New York City Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater and artistic director at BalletMet since 2013.

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Annabelle Lopez Ochoa  headshot

Annabelle lopez ochoa

Annabelle has created works for more than 40 companies worldwide.

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Cathy Marston headshot

Cathy Marston

Cathy trained in Cambridge and at The Royal Ballet School before launching an international career that has spanned more than 20 years.

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Trey McIntyre headshot

Trey McIntyre

Trey is a choreographer, filmmaker, writer, and photographer and has been a freelance choreographer for more than 25 years.

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Justin Peck headshot

Justin Peck

Justin is the resident choreographer and soloist dancer with the New York City Ballet (NYCB).

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Arthur Pita headshot

Arthur Pita

Arthur is a London-based choreographer who often collaborates on theater, film, and opera productions.

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Dwight Rhoden

Dwight is founding artistic director and resident choreographer of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, where he has been choreographing for more than 23 years.

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Myles Thatcher

Thatcher is a corps de ballet dancer with San Francisco Ballet and a choreographer.

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Stanton Welch

Stanton is an Australian choreographer who became artistic director of Houston Ballet, America’s fifth-largest classical ballet company, in 2003.

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Christopher Wheeldon

Christopher, an OBE and former dancer with The Royal Ballet and New York City Ballet (NYCB), is an associate artist at Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

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UNBOUND LIVE HIGHLIGHTS

Our first Unbound LIVE featured excerpts from new ballets by choreographers Edwaard Liang, Arthur Pita, and Stanton Welch. Before we archived the full live stream, we selected our favorite moments from the broadcast.

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UNBOUND ARTIST INTERVIEWS

Meet the Unbound choreographers and hear about the new ballets they’re creating, in their own words.

First up?

Stanton Welch

July—October, 2017

Unbound LIVE

Ever wonder how a ballet is made? We're presenting a series of live broadcasts of Unbound rehearsals. You'll meet the choreographers, watch them work, and get a sneak peek at their new ballets.

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April 27–29, 2018

Boundless: A Symposium on Ballet’s Future

Join us for three days of lectures, panels, and receptions. We’ll explore how issues around choreography, diversity, and technology are shaping ballet’s future.

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unbound on Screen

We’re matching six Unbound choreographers with film directors to create six short dance films inspired by their new ballets.

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