Christopher Wheeldon

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Christopher Wheeldon trained at The Royal Ballet School and joined the Royal Ballet in 1991. In he joined New York City Ballet in 1993 and was promoted to Soloist in 1998.  He served as NYCB’s first-ever Artist in Residence in 2000/01 and was named NYCB’s first Resident Choreographer in July 2001.

Christopher has created productions for all the world’s major ballet companies including: New York City Ballet, The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet and National Ballet of Canada.

 

In 2007, Wheeldon founded Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company and was appointed an Associate Artist for Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London. For the Metropolitan Opera he choreographed Dance of the Hours for La Gioconda (2006) and Richard Eyre’s production of Carmen (2012) as well as ballet sequences for the feature film Center Stage (2000) and Sweet Smell of Success on Broadway (2002).

 

In 2014 Christopher directed and choreographed the musical version of An American In Paris which premiered in Paris in 2014 at the Chatelet Theatre. The Broadway production premiered at the Palace Theatre premiered April 12 2015 and won Christopher the  2015 Tony Award  for Best Choreography and Outer Critics Award  for Best Choreography and Direction.

 

His awards include the Martin E. Segal Award from Lincoln Center, the American Choreography Award, a Dance Magazine Award, the London Critic’s Circle Award for best new ballet for Polyphonia. In 2013 his production of Cinderella and The Winters Tale won the Benois De La Danse. Olivier award winner for Aeternum  and for A Winters Tale, the 2014 Leonard Massine Prize for choreography.