Collaborators

A Winged Victory for the Sullen

Composers

A Winged Victory for the Sullen is the name of an ambient music duo consisting of Dustin O'Halloran and Adam Wiltzie. In 2013, they created the soaring score for Atomos.

Thomas Adès

Composer

Thomas Adès is a British composer, pianist and conductor. Wayne McGregor's Outlier, is set to Adès' violin concerto Concentric Paths.

The Apiary

Directors

The Apiary are Australian-born, Berlin-based directing duo Lily Coates and Gavin Youngs who created the slow motion films for UNDANCE 

Ólafur Arnalds

Composer

A combination of delicate symphonic compositions and edgy loops and beats, the music of Ólafur Arnalds draws in contemporary audiences despite its classical inspiration. The Icelandic multi-instrumentalist and producer composed the score for Wayne McGregor's Dyad 1909.

Tauba Auerbach

Set and Costume Designer

American artist Tauba Auerbach created the striking costumes and set design for Wayne's Royal Ballet production Tetractys.

David Barron

Producer

David Barron is a British film producer and founder of production company Beagle Pug Films. He is best known for his involvement as a producer in the Harry Potter film series, including executive producer on both Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The latter being where McGregor collaborated as movement director. More recently Barron was producer on The Legend of Tarzanagain with McGregor as movement director.

Hildegard Bechtler

Set Designer

Hildegard Bechtler is an Olivier Award-winning costume and set designer from Germany. Hildegard provided the set for Wayne McGregor's production of Dido and Aeneas/Acis and Galatea at the Royal Opera House and La Scala, Milan.

Michael Berkeley

Composer

British composer and broadcaster Michael Berkeley arranged and orchestrated movements from J.S. Bach's The Art of Fugue for Wayne's production Tetractys – The Art of Fugue at the Royal Ballet.

Ursula Bombshell

Costume Designer

Ursula Bombshell is a leading costume designer for contemporary dance as well as a fashion designer. She has designed the costumes for a number of works by Wayne McGregor including Alpha, Polar Sequences, AtaXia and Eden|Eden.

Bullet

Design Studio

Bullet is an award winning design studio based in London. Bullet created branding and print materials for works including AtaXia, Amu, NemesisPolar SequencesFAR, and Random Raw.

Bureau for Visual Affairs

Digital Design Studio

Bureau for Visual Affairs is a digital design studio focussed on content driven user-experiences for the cultural and commercial sector. Bureau for Visual Affairs were responsible for the previous Wayne McGregor | Random Dance branding.

Patrick Burnier

Set and Costume Designer

Patrick's original set design for Entity was overall winner of the Linbury Prize for Stage Design in 2005.

Joel Cadbury

Composer

Singer, songwriter and producer Joel Cadbury co-wrote the music for Wayne McGregor's Borderlands, created for the San Francisco Ballet in 2014.

Lucy Carter

Lighting Designer

Lighting designer Lucy Carter's partnership with Wayne McGregor spans the whole of Wayne's career. They have collaborated on dozens of pieces, including Woolf WorksAtomosFAR, Entity, Amu, Chroma, Raven Girl, KairosBorderlands, and many others. Lucy was awarded the Knight of Illumination Award in 2015 and 2008 for Woolf Works and Chroma respectively.

Ciguë

Ciguë

French architectural design studio Ciguë made its Royal Ballet debut in 2015, designing the first movement, 'I Now, I Then', of Wayne McGregor's Woolf Works.

Ben Cullen Williams

Ben Cullen Williams

London based artist and designer Ben Cullen Williams studies the boundaries between art and architecture. He collaborates on Wayne McGregor’s new work Autobiography, which will have its world premiere in October 2017.

Ravi Deepres

Artist

Ravi Deepres is an award-winning artist renowned internationally for his film, photographic and digital media work. Ravi has been working with Wayne McGregor for many years, producing photography and film for many pieces and collaborating on works including Atomos and Entity.

Scott deLahunta

Researcher

Dr. Scott deLahunta has worked as a writer, researcher and organiser on a range of international projects bringing performing arts with a focus on choreography into conjunction with other disciplines and practices. From early 2000 deLahunta began a long-term research into creative processes in dance with McGregor and between 2008 to 2013 he was the Director for R-Research, the interdisciplinary research department at Studio Wayne McGregor.

Deru

Composer

Benjamin Wynn is an American composer, sound designer and music producer who produces under the name Deru. He collaborated with Joby Talbot composing the music for McGregor's Genus.

Fotini Dimou

Set and costume designer

Set and costume designer Fotini Dimou works extensively with major national and commercial theatre, opera and dance companies in the UK and the rest of Europe. She provided the costume designs for Dido and Aeneas.

D O M & N I C

Director

D O M & N I C are directors of commercials and music videos. Wayne McGregor choreographed the D O M & N I C directed music video, Wide Open, for The Chemical Brothers.

David Eagleman

Author and Neuroscientist

Sum, a chamber opera created for the Linbury Studio Theatre by composer Max Richter and directed by Wayne McGregor,takes its inspiration from American neuroscientist David Eagleman's cult book of short stories Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives.

​Chris Ekers

Sound Designer

Chris Ekers is a sound engineer and designer who has worked with a number of composers and ensembles. He helped produce the opening and closing ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He provided sound design on Wayne McGregor's Infra for the Royal Ballet, 2008.

Olafur Eliasson

Artist

Olafur Eliasson's large-scale work includes The New York City Waterfalls and The Weather Project at London's Tate Modern. The artist is creating the unique visual environment for Tree of Codes, choreographed by Wayne McGregor and set to music by Jamie xx.

Paloma Faith

Musician

Company Wayne McGregor dancers performed with singer Paloma Faith in Only Love Can Hurt Like This at The Brit Awards 2015, broadcast live on ITV.

Ben Frost

Composer

Collaborations underline Ben Frost's continuing fascination with combining and coalescing various artistic disciplines in one place. A Brian Eno collaborator, Ben created the original score for FAR.

John Gerrard

Artist

John Gerrard's virtual landscape of the Djibouti desert set alight during a US army exercise provided the backdrop to Live Fire Exercise, 2011.

Michael Gordon

Composer

Michael Gordon is an American composer and co-founder of the Bang on a Can music collective and festival. Michael has worked extensively with Icebreaker, the 12-piece contemporary music that performed Gordon's original score live in AtaXia.

Rick Guest

Photographer

London based photographer Rick Guest collaborated with McGregor on Atomosproducing the promo images for the work. 

Peter Hall

Director

Sir Peter Hall is an English theatre and film director. In 2005, Wayne McGregor worked as choreographer on You Can Never Tell, Much Ado About Nothing,The Midsummer Marriage for The Peter Hall Company.

Uzma Hameed

Dramaturg

Founder of the Big Picture Company Uzma Hameed has written and directed numerous pieces for theatre and led projects at the National Theatre Studio. She provides dramaturgy for Woolf Works, a full-length work for the Royal Ballet inspired by the life and works of modernist icon Virginia Woolf, Obsidian Tear, and Multiverse. Uzma is also a trustee at Studio Wayne McGregor.

​Mark Hatchard

Projection Designer

Mark Hatchard is a director at HotBox Studios, a visual arts, media production and technology company. HotBox worked with artist Shirazeh Houshiary to visualise Wayne McGregor's concepts and Sir John Tavener's music as animation in Amu. Mark and HotBox also collaborated with Wayne on project design for Dido and Aeneas .

Lorna Heavey

Artist

Renowned artist Lorna Heavey provided the set and costume designs for Sum. Wayne McGregor and Max Richter's chamber opera explored a possible journey after death populated by computers, suburban anterooms and mind-stretching scenarios.

Jim Henson's Creature Shop

Mechanical Extensions and Costumes

Jim Henson's Creature Shop provides digital visual effects, animatronic creatures, animation and soft puppets to the international film, television, online and advertising industries. A recipient of more than 9 Emmy Awards for its outstanding work building puppets for Sesame Street, the Shop also received an Academy Award for its visual effects work on the film Babe. For Studio Wayne McGregor, Jim Henson's Creature Workshop provided the mechanical extensions for the costumes of Nemesis as well as animated material for the same production.

David Heyman

Producer

David Heyman is an English film producer and the founder of Heyday Films. Heyman produced all eight instalments of the Harry Potter film series and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. McGregor worked alongside Heyman as Movement Director on Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Ruth Hogben

Director and Photographer

Ruth Hogben is a filmmaker and photographer based in London, whose work has been published in magazines such as AnOther, Dazed, LOVE and W. She has created films and commercials for brands such as Christian Dior Parfums, Fendi, Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton, Gareth Pugh, Alexander McQueen and MAC cosmetics, and directed videos for international music artists Lady Gaga and Kanye West.

Jon Hopkins

Composer

Jon Hopkins's ability to create soundworlds and melodies both beautiful and disturbing has led to long-term collaborations with Brian Eno, Imogen Heap, David Holmes and Coldplay. Jon contributed original music for Entity.

Shirazeh Houshiary

Visual Artist

Shirazeh Houshiary is an Iranian installation artist and sculptor. A former Turner Prize nominee, Shirazeh has worked with Wayne McGregor on Amu, providing the animation entitled Veil. Inspired by the "Veil of St Veronica" by the Spanish painter Francisco de Zubaran, the animation utilises images from Shirazeh's paintings.

Icebreaker

Musical ensemble

Icebreaker is a 12-piece contemporary music group founded by James Poke and John Godfrey in 1989. Icebreaker performed Michael Gordon's original score in AtaXia, 2004.


IRCAM

Musicians

In McGregor's Alea Sands, Boulez's Anthèmes II solo violin is augmented in space by real-time computerised electronic music designed by IRCAM (Andrew Gerzso and Gilbert Nouno), acting both as frequency shifter and harmoniser.

Garth Jennings

Director

Garth Jennings (A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) directed two music videos choreographed by Wayne McGregor – Lotus Flower for Radiohead and Ingenue for Atoms for Peace.

Jlin

Jlin

Jlin is an American producer whose music has helped to bring footwork to a wider audience. She collaborates on Wayne McGregor’s new work Autobiography, which will have its world premiere in October 2017.

Moritz Junge

Costume designer

A Linbury Prize winner – the UK's most prestigious award for graduates in stage design – Moritz Junge has designed costumes for several Wayne McGregor pieces, including Infra and Chroma.

Kabuki

Make-up Artist

Starting with Sex and the City, legendary make-up artist Kabuki made his name working in TV, film and fashion. Make-up by Kabuki has appeared in most major fashion magazines, and he has worked with celebrities from Madonna to Lady Gaga. Kabuki worked as the make-up artist for Woolf Works and designed the make-up and masks for Dyad 1909.

Idris Khan

Artist

London-based artist Idris Kahn provided the set design for Wayne McGregor's Kairos at Ballett Zürich, 2014.

David Leveaux

Director

David Leveaux is a British theatre director who has been nominated for five Tony Awards as director of both plays and musicals. in 2015, Wayne McGregor worked on the movement for Closer at the Donmar Warehouse, directed by Leveaux. McGregor also choreographed for the operas Salome and The Marriage of Figuro with Leveaux as director.

James Macdonald

Director

James Macdonald is a British theatre and film director. He was associate and deputy director of The Royal Court from 1992-2006. There he directed Sarah Kane's Cleansed in 1998 with Wayne McGregor working on the physical work in the production.

Magpie Studio

Creative Agency

Magpie Studio first collaborated with the company to design the Mind and Movement education resource in 2013. They subsequently re-branded the company to Studio Wayne McGregor in 2015.

Sean Mathias

Director

Sean Mathias is a British theatre director, film director, writer and actor. McGregor choreographed a number of shows directed by Mathias including Antony and Cleopatra and A Little Night Music at the National Theatre, Ring Around The Moon and Breakfast at Tiffany's on the West End, and Aladdin at the Old Vic. 

Catherine Maximoff

Director

Catherine Maximoff is a writer and director that directed the creative documentary about Wayne McGregor Going Somewhere (a thought in motion) and the dance film A moment in time, incorporating excerpts from Dyad 1909, Entity and Qualia.

Jules Maxwell

Composer

Jules Maxwell is a songwriter and composer that has composed music for a number of theatre, dance and film productions, including McGregor's Digt01 and Alpha

Peter McKintosh

Set and Costume Design

Peter McKintosh is an Olivier Award winning British costume and set designer who designed the costume and set for Kirikou et Karaba with choreography by McGregor.

Olivier Megaton

Director

Olivier Megaton is a French director, writer, and editor, that directed the 2002 dance film Chrysalis choreographed by McGregor featuring company dancers.

Haroon Mirza

Visual Artist

Wayne McGregor conceived Alea Sands in conjunction with visual artist and winner of the 2011 Silver Lion at the Venice Bienale, Haroon Mirza.

​Vicki Mortimer

Designer

Vicki Mortimer regularly designs for Wayne McGregor. Collaborations include Millenarium, Sulphur 16, Aeon, Qualia, Skindex, Yantra and Genus.

Nico Muhly

Composer

Nico Muhly provided the music for the 2012 Royal Ballet piece Machina, inspired by the National Gallery's Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 exhibition.

​Tatsuo Miyajima

Designer

Tatsuo Miyajima designed the set and provided the video for Limen, choreographed by Wayne McGregor for The Royal Ballet.

Mike Newell

Director

Mike Newell is a BAFTA Award winning English director and producer of motion pictures for film and television. In 2005, Wayne McGregor worked as Movement Director on the Warner Bros. film Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire alongside Newell as Director.

Audrey Niffenegger

Author and Visual Artist

Raven Girl, an illustrated novella by Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveler's Wife; Her Fearful Symmetry), was adapted by Wayne McGregor into a ballet for the Royal Opera House.

Trevor Nunn

Director

Sir Trevor Nunn CBE is an English theatre, film and television director. In 2004, Nunn directed The Woman in White at the Palace Theatre, London, with McGregor as choreographer.

Michel Ocelot

Film animator

Michel Ocelot is a French writer, character designer, storyboard artist and director of animated films and television programs. Michel is best known for his 1998 debut feature Kirikou and the Sorceress, that was later adapted into a French piece of musical theatre titled Kirikou and Karaba directed by Wayne McGregor.

OpenEndedGroup

Digital Artists

Digital artists from the OpenEndedGroup immersed soloist Sarah Connolly in an ethereal 3D stage environment for a live performance of the chamber opera Twice Through the Heart at Sadler's Wells, 2011. They also worked on the Choreographic Language Agent research project and 'Becoming', the interactive digital object ('11th dancer') used in the creation process for Atomos.

Julian Opie

Artist

British artist Julian Opie collaborated with Wayne McGregor on the Deloitte Ignite festival at the Royal Opera House in 2008. He also provided the designs for Wayne McGregor's Infra for The Royal Ballet, 2008.

Outsider

Producer

Outsider is a global, film production company specialising in commercial media. McGregor worked with producer John Madsen on The Chemical Brothers music video, Wide Open.

John Pawson

Architect

Renowned architect John Pawson provided the stark, minimalist designs for Wayne McGregor's Chroma, created in 2006 for the Royal Ballet. In their second collaboration, John created the triptych stage design for Wayne's ballet L'Anatomie de la Sensation at the Paris Opera, 2011.

Plaid

Composer

Plaid is a British electronic music duo from London, composed of Andy Turner and Ed Handley. Plaid created the music for McGregor's Erazor.

Gareth Pugh

Fashion designer

Leading fashion designer Gareth Pugh reinvented traditional ballet dress to create bold, angular costumes for the 2012 production of Carbon Life for The Royal Ballet, and created costumes with variations of patterned geometric shapes for the 2015 Paris Opera Ballet production of Alea Sands.

Random International

Interactive Designers

Best known for their large-scale public installations combining technology, media and art, Random International designed the jaw-dropping scenography for FAR. Wayne and rAndom also worked together on performative light installation 'Future Self'. And company dancers choreographed by Wayne inhabited rAndom's acclaimed Rain Room installation at the Barbican.

Rashid Rana

Artist and Photographer

Widely considered to be the leading Pakistani artist of his generation, Rashid Rana transposes imagery from one time and place to another, through manipulation, repetition and rearrangement, in the mediums of photography, sculpture and digital printmaking. Rana's designs feature in Wayne McGregor's work for The Royal Ballet, Multiverse.

Steve Reich

Composer

Steve Reich is an American composer known for pioneering minimalist music. McGregor collaborated with Reich on Multiverse, a new work for The Royal Ballet that premiered on 10 November 2016. In the past McGregor has choreographed a number of works to Reich's pieces including PreSentient, Eden | Eden, and Dyad 1929.

Max Richter

Composer

Experimental composer Max Richter first teamed up with Wayne McGregor to provide an original score for Infra. In 2012 Wayne directed and co-wrote the libretto for Max's chamber opera SUM. In the same year Max composed music for dance performances at two rAndom International installations – Rain Room and Future Self. Wayne and Max worked together on Kairos (2014) and are reunited again on Woolf Works, a 2015 production for the Royal Ballet.

Mark Ronson

Composer

Wayne's 2012 piece Carbon Life, for the Royal Ballet, was set to a cycle of nine songs by musician, singer and producer Mark Ronson.

Kaija Saariaho

Composer

Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho's cello concerto Notes on Light was used in Limen, choreographed by Wayne McGregor for The Royal Ballet.

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Composer

Esa-Pekka Salonen is a Finnish orchestral conductor and composer. Salonen collaborated with McGregor for Obsidian Teara Royal Ballet and Boston Ballet co-production choreographed by McGregor and inspired by Salonen's orchestral work Nyx. In 2010 McGregor also used Salonen's Foreign Bodies as the score for Yantra, created on Stuttgart Ballet. 

Scanner

Composer

Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner is a conceptual artist, writer, and composer working in London. He composed the score for Nemesis and was an arranger for Polar Sequences. He has also worked closely with the Creative Learning team on a number of projects including the opening gala for the World Swimming Championships in Rome in 2009, Big Dance in 2012 and most recently the Foundation for FutureLondon Summer School at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Conrad Shawcross

Artist

Conrad Shawcross's 2013 Timepiece installation at London's Roundhouse inspired Azimuth by the company at the former Victorian engine room. His robotic metal sculpture of Diana provided the centrepiece for Machina, a ballet produced in response to the National Gallery's Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 exhibition.

Kevin Spacey

Director

Kevin Spacey directed Cloaca at The Old Vic in 2004 with Wayne McGregor as choreographer. In 2015, Wayne was on the judging panel for the Kevin Spacey Foundation Artists of Choice program.

Paul Stoney

Composer

Jamiroquai collaborator Paul Stoney worked with Joel Cadbury on the score for Wayne McGregor's Borderlands, created for the San Francisco Ballet in 2014.

Joby Talbot

Composer

Chroma, for the Royal Ballet, was award-winning composer Joby Talbot's first collaboration with Wayne McGregor. In 2007 Paris Opera Ballet commissioned an electronic score from Joby for Wayne's Genus. Joby also contributed original music for Entity.

John Tavener

Composer

Sir John Tavener was one of the leading British composers of the past 50 years. The music he has written for his collaboration with Wayne McGregor in Amu is inspired by the Sufi legend of Laylā and Majnūn.

The Mill

Visual effects

Wayne McGregor collaborated with the award winning VFX studio The Mill, on the Dom & Nic directed music video Wide Openfor The Chemical Brothers. 

Aitor Throup

Aitor Throup

Aitor Throup is an artist and designer renowned for his work exploring the human anatomy through rich conceptual narratives, and he is the executive creative director of G-Star RAW. He collaborates on the costume design for Wayne McGregor’s new work Autobiography, which will have its world premiere in October 2017.

Mark-Anthony Turnage

Composer

Mark-Anthony Turnage provided the original score for UNDANCE, working from 'instructions' by conceptual visual artist and Turner Prize-winner Mark Wallinger. A performance of Mark-Anthony's chamber opera Twice through the Heart was choreographed by Wayne for a double-bill with UNDANCE at Sadler's Wells, 2011. His 1994 piece Blood on the Floor was also interpreted by Wayne, in L'Anatomie de la Sensation for the Paris Opera Ballet in 2011.

Mark Wallinger

Artist

Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger was inspired by American sculptor Richard Serra's Compilation of Verbs and the human motion studies of photographer Eadweard J. Muybridge to create the visual concepts for UNDANCE.

John Warwicker at Tomato

Graphic Design

John Warwicker is a co-founder and active member of the multidisciplinary creative studio Tomato, collaborating with McGregor on AtaXia.

We Not I

We Not I

Pioneering architectural practice We Not I made their Royal Ballet debut creating the set for Becomings, the second Act of Woolf Works. We Not I are also leading our new capital build, Studio Wayne McGregor, which will be opening at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the Here East complex.

Matthew Williamson

Fashion Designer

English fashion designer, Matthew Williamson collaborated with Wayne McGregor in 1996, designing the costumes for 8 Legs of the Devil. In 2012, Wayne and Matthew collaborated once more for Matthew's 15th anniversary film XV which stars Sienna Milller, Poppy Delevingne and Andrea Riseborough. Directed by Tell No One, the film also features dancers from the Royal Ballet and Company Wayne McGregor.

Jane and Louise Wilson

Artists

Twin sisters Jane and Louise Wilson have worked together throughout their career. Former Turner Prize nominees, their work ranges from large multi-screen video installations and photography to sculpture. In 2009 Jane and Louise provided the visual concept and artwork for Dyad 1909.

Andrew Wyatt

Composer

American musician Andrew Wyatt is vocalist in the Swedish electronic pop band Miike Show. He co-wrote the music for the one-act ballet Carbon Life with Mark Ronson.

Gabriel Yared

Composer

Renowned film composer Gabriel Yared scored the original music for the ballet Raven Girl, choreographed by Wayne McGregor and based on Audrey Niffenegger's eponymous dark fairytale.

David Yates

Director

David Yates is an English filmmaker who has directed feature films, short films, and television productions. Wayne McGregor has worked as as the Movement Director on the Warner Bros. films The Legend of Tarzan and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Themboth directed by Yates.

Thom Yorke

Musician

Wayne McGregor choreographed dance movement for Thom Yorke in the videos for Radiohead's Lotus Flower and Ingenue by Atoms for Peace.

XO

Designers

XO is the brainchild of Nancy Tilbury and Benjamin Males, their work explores the intersection of art, science, design and technology with a focus on the future human. XO collaborated with Studio Wayne McGregor to create the costumes for Atomos. They also designed and produced 1000 wearable pixel printed dance tabards for Studio Wayne McGregor's Big Dance during 2012. 

Jamie xx

Composer

Mercury Prize-winning artist Jamie xx is renowned both as a solo musician and member of London band The xx. Jamie is writing the original score for Wayne's 2015 Tree of Codes, inspired by the Jonathan Safran Foer novel.

Zoviet France

Composers

Electronic composers Zoviet France collaborated with McGregor on a number of his early works for the Company that include Sulphur 16, Aeon, and Symbiont(s).