2020 Winning Works Choreographer

Pablo Sánchez is currently a Company Dancer with Ballet Memphis in Tennessee, dancing under the direction of Steven McMahon. His first choreographic showing was as a member of Indiana University Ballet Theater’s 2009 Choreographic Project, at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington, Indiana. Upon becoming a member of Atlanta Ballet in 2011, Sánchez was engaged by Dean Sharon Story to create dances for Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education’s annual spring and summer student showcases. Sánchez has designed a collection of dances for Stacy Joy Keller at Dancenter North, Gurnee, IL, and for Erica Lynette Edwards, former Director of Community Engagement at The Joffrey Ballet. For Ballet Memphis, he has choreographed for Interiorworks 18, and 19, a dancer-led initiative benefitting their Artists’ Resource Fund. In the spring of 2019, Founding Artistic Director Dorothy Gunther Pugh commissioned Sánchez to create a work for Through the Veil: Giselle Redux, titled Jolie Lore, which depicts a fresh look at the classic.

Sánchez is thrilled to return to the Joffrey Academy of Dance, where he participated in the Trainee Program during the ’10–’11 term and appeared at the Harris Theater in the inaugural presentation of Winning Works. He wishes to thank his wonderful family for their love and support.