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Christopher Wheeldon


English choreographer Christopher Wheeldon is Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet. He studied at The Royal Ballet School and joined New York City Ballet in 1993. He was appointed NYCB’s first resident choreographer in July 2001 and founded Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company in 2007.  Mr. Wheeldon regularly choreographs for leading international companies, including Boston Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, The Royal Danish Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet; in 2007, he became the first British choreographer to create a new work for the Bolshoi Ballet. In 2012, he collaborated with Marriott on the closing ceremony of the London Olympic Games.  For the Metropolitan Opera, Mr. Wheeldon provided choreography for their productions of La Gioconda and Carmen, and he created ballet sequences for the feature film Center Stage.  He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his choreography of the Broadway musical Sweet Smell of Success, and received the Tony, Drama Desk, and Astaire Awards for his choreography, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for his direction and choreography of the Broadway musical An American in Paris. He was made an OBE in 2016.