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

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

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Alonzo King

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

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Edwaard Liang

Edwaard Liang 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

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa has created works for more than 40 companies worldwide.

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Cathy Marston

Cathy Marston 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

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

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Justin Peck

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

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Arthur Pita

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

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Dwight Rhoden

Dwight Rhoden 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

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

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Stanton Welch

Stanton Welch 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 Wheeldon, 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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We've selected our favorite moments from our Unbound LIVE broadcasts. Watch now to see previews of the new ballets for this festival as well as choreographer interviews.  

Unbound LIVE with Stanton Welch, Edwaard Liang, and Arthur Pita

Unbound LIVE with Christopher Wheeldon, Myles Thatcher, and Justin Peck

Unbound LIVE with Alonzo King, Cathy Marston, and Trey McIntyre

2017 World Ballet Day Highlights


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

Edwaard Liang
Stanton Welch

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 four Unbound choreographers with film directors to create four short dance films inspired by their new ballets.

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