Company Wayne McGregor

Wayne McGregor CBE founded his own company in 1992 as a creative engine for his pioneering projects and his life-long choreographic enquiry into thinking through and with the body. Company Wayne McGregor (formerly Wayne McGregor | Random Dance) is the key vehicle through which McGregor creates his most experimental work, and it is Resident Company of Sadler’s Wells. Based at Studio Wayne McGregor and featuring ten world-class dancers, the company tours dynamic, visceral, contemporary choreography, collaborates on cross-disciplinary site-specific performances and projects, and is critically acclaimed for its approach to science, research and new technology.

With over 30 works created by McGregor, the company has toured to more than 50 countries, visiting some of the world’s most prestigious theatres, as well as creating site specific performances at venues such as the Roundhouse, Barbican Curve, Secret Cinema, and performing at the Brits, New York Fashion Week and the BBC Proms. Company Wayne McGregor has premiered Atomos (2013), UNDANCE (2011), FAR (2010), Dyad 1909 (2009), Entity (2008), Amu (2005), AtaXia (2004) at Sadler’s Wells.

Company Wayne McGregor sits within Studio Wayne McGregor, the organization which supports the breadth of McGregor’s artistic collaborations in dance, visual arts, film, theatre, opera, fashion and music video; a portfolio of international commissions; highly specialized creative learning programmes for individuals and communities; artist development initiatives; and collaborative research projects across the interface of the arts with science, technology and academic research. Studio Wayne McGregor opened an inspiring and experiential new creative arts space at Here East on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in March 2017. Designed by We Not I, Studio Wayne McGregor comprises three dance studios, including two of the largest in London, and a series of playful spaces in which to collaborate, make and create. The first arts organisation to be based on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it is a place for making, developing creative practice, and collaboration across arts, science, technology and research.

McGregor is also Resident Choreographer at The Royal Ballet, where his productions are acclaimed for their daring reconfiguring of classical language. He is Professor of Choreography at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and he is an Honorary Doctor of Science from Plymouth University and an Honorary Doctor of Letters from University of Leeds. He is part of the Circle of Cultural Fellows at King’s College London. McGregor's work has earned him a multitude of awards including 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.

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