Wayne McGregor

Wayne Mcgregor

Wayne McGregor is a multi-award-winning British choreographer and director, internationally renowned for his physically testing choreography and groundbreaking collaborations across dance, film, music, visual art, technology and science. He is Artistic Director of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, Resident Company at Sadler's Wells Theatre in London and Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet (appointed 2006).

McGregor has created new works for La Scala, Paris Opera Ballet, New York City Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Australian Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet among others. He has also directed movement for theatre and film, and in 2011 he choreographed the Grammy-nominated Lotus Flower video for Radiohead. This year, for the Royal Ballet, McGregor choreographed Carbon Life, and Machina for Metamorphosis: Titian 2012. He also directed a new Max Richter chamber opera, Sum, commissioned by ROH2, which premiered in May. In July, he created a large-scale public dance work, Big Dance Trafalgar Square, in celebration of the London 2012 Olympics. Upcoming commissions for 2013 include a new work for San Francisco Ballet and a new Rite of Spring for the Bolshoi Ballet.

McGregor's work has earned him three Critics' Circle Awards, two Time Out Awards, a South Bank Show Award and two Olivier's. In January 2011 McGregor was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for Services to Dance.