Wayne McGregor ©PaIlHansen
Two of his variations were proposed to the Prix de Lausanne candidates in 2018, 2019 & 2020 (Becomings & Chroma)
Wayne McGregor CBE is a multi-award-winning British choreographer and director. He is Artistic Director of Studio Wayne McGregor, a creative nexus that pushes the frontiers of physical intelligence through dance, design and technology. Wayne’s work is rooted in dance, yet encompasses a variety of genres including technology, visual art, film, opera and education, as well as Company Wayne McGregor, his own touring company of dancers.
Studio Wayne McGregor supports an eclectic network of creators, including – but not limited to – dancers, writers, composers, coders, scientists and software engineers. The space is based at Here East in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and is designed to spark creativity, expression and making.
Wayne McGregor is Resident Choreographer at The Royal Ballet, where his productions are acclaimed for their daring reconfiguring of classical language and from 2021, will be the Director of Dance for the Venice Biennale until 2024. He is Professor of Choreography at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and has Honorary Doctorates from Plymouth University, University of Leeds, University of Chester, and UAL. In 2017 he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the British Science Association.
McGregor has works in the repertories of the most important ballet companies around the world, including Paris Opera Ballet, Alvin Ailey, New York City Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. He has choreographed for theatre, opera, film (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Legend of Tarzan, and the Fantastic Beasts film series), music videos (Radiohead, The Chemical Brothers), fashion (Soma for COS, Gareth Pugh at London and Paris Fashion Week, Nick Knight for SHOWStudio), campaigns (Selfridges, Boots No 7), TV (Brit Awards, 2015 and 2016), and site specific performances (Big Dance Trafalgar Square, 2012).
McGregor’s work has earned him four Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards, two Time Out Awards, two South Bank Show Awards, two Olivier Awards, a prix Benois de la Danse and two Golden Mask Awards. In 2011 McGregor was awarded a CBE for Services to Dance.
Most recently McGregor premiered Living Archive and Autobiography for Company Wayne McGregor, Orpheus and Eurydice for English National Opera and Company Wayne McGregor, Morgen, Inferno and Yugen for The Royal Ballet, Sweet Charity for Donmar Warehouse, AfteRite for American Ballet Theatre, Sunyata for Bayerisches Staatsballett and an immersive performance for the screen Winged Bull in the Elephant Case for BBC Performance Live.