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  • Studio Wayne McGregor at Manchester International Festival 17

    29.06.2017

    Studio Wayne McGregor returns to Manchester for two events at MIF17 in July: ToGather and We Need to Talk about TechnologyMore

    Studio Wayne McGregor at Manchester International Festival 17

    29.06.2017

    Studio Wayne McGregor returns to Manchester for two events at the Manchester International Festival (MIF17) in July: ToGather and We Need to Talk about Technology.

    Featuring a major public performance and a wide-ranging exhibition, the world premiere of Susan Hefuna’s timely, poetic work, ToGather, addresses some of the most potent issues of our time: migration, movement and sensations of togetherness. The focal point of ToGather will be a free public event to which everyone is invited. Local residents, originally from fifteen different countries including Iran, Sierra Leone, Trinidad, Pakistan, Albania and Kuwait, will trace individual paths through Whitworth Park. Featuring dancers from Studio Wayne McGregor, the work will take creative inspiration from migrants’ experiences and stories.  ToGather’s multiple parts will combine into a hugely moving whole, a work of great significance and power on this most urgent of subjects.

    ToGather features a newly commissioned score by Robin Rimbaud (Scanner), a frequent collaborator of Wayne (NemesisPolar SequencesQualiaKirikou et KarabaBig Dance 2012) with choreography by Studio Wayne McGregor artists in collaboration with the participants.

    As part of the Interdependence: We Need to Talk series, Laurie Anderson, iconic American performance artist, meets Wayne McGregor, the pioneering British choreographer, for the first time in We Need to Talk About Technology. For more than 30 years, Anderson has used cutting-edge technology to tell profound and ancient human stories, while Wayne has created radical inter-disciplinary collaborations with neuroscientists and heart-imaging specialists.

    We Need to Talk about Technology, The Stoller Hall, Saturday 8 July, 10:30am.

    ToGather (performance), The Whitworth, Sunday 9 July, 1-5pm.

  • Inaugural summer school at Studio Wayne McGregor

    07.04.2017

    Join Studio Wayne McGregor for the inaugural summer programme in our new state of the art studios at Here East in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. More

    Inaugural summer school at Studio Wayne McGregor

    07.04.2017

    Join Studio Wayne McGregor for the inaugural summer programme in our new state of the art studios at Here East in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The programme will offer dance students and professionals a unique opportunity to work with Wayne and his world-renowned company dancers to explore his repertoire and creative processes, and gain an insight into the company’s work.

    Each day will begin with class delivered by Company Wayne McGregor dancers or the Associate Director. The rest of the day will include repertory and creative sessions delivered by company dancers with at least two sessions during the week featuring interactions with Wayne. The course will culminate in a sharing of work at Studio Wayne McGregor.

    The summer school will run 24 - 29 July 2017, places are limited. Click here for more information and to book your place.

  • Studio Wayne McGregor is now open!

    04.04.2017

    Studio Wayne McGregor has opened a creative arts space for making. It is the new home for multi-award winning choreographer Wayne McGregor CBE and his company of dancers, Company Wayne McGregor, and will be a unique resource for artists and communities. More

    Studio Wayne McGregor is now open!

    04.04.2017

    Studio Wayne McGregor has opened a creative arts space for making. It is the new home for multi-award winning choreographer Wayne McGregor CBE and his company of dancers, Here East, and will be a unique resource for artists and communities.

    Based at Here East in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and 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.

    A cornerstone programme for Studio Wayne McGregor is FreeSpace, a major new artist development and community engagement programme. Through FreeSpace, Studio Wayne McGregor will offer studio space free of charge in meaningful blocks of time towards creation, research and rehearsal. In return, FreeSpace artists will gift their time and expertise to deliver creative engagement projects within schools and communities. This programme will support artists to explore innovation in new directions, form an artists’ incubation and innovation community, and provide inspiring learning opportunities led by professional practising artists to thousands of participants each year. The first year’s cohort of FreeSpace artists has just been announced as: Candoco Dance Company, Richard Chappell, Eleesha Drennan, Laila Diallo, Maxine Doyle, Neil Fleming Brown, Matthew Hawkins, James Cousins Company, Kerry Nicholls Dance, New Movement Collective, Freddie Opoku-Addaie, Sankalpam, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, Didy Veldman, WalkerPark and Alexander Whitley Dance Company.

    Studio Wayne McGregor has also launched PEER, a mentoring programme for final year vocational dance students and recent graduates. Six PEER participants will have a year-long programme of tailored interactions with Studio Wayne McGregor, including taking part in company class and creative labs, professional development sessions by Studio Wayne McGregor office staff, and mentoring by Company Wayne McGregor dancers, to gain exposure to life as a professional dancer and develop a peer network. The first year of PEER participants has just been announced as: Natasha Wort,Brittanie Dillon, Sanea Singh, Richard Pye, Rhiannon Williams, and Daisy Howell. Thanks to generous support from the Idlewild Trust, Studio Wayne McGregor PEER is free of charge to participants.

    Wayne McGregor’s trailblazing innovations in performance have radically redefined dance in the modern era, and his experiments have led him into collaborative dialogue with an array of artistic forms, scientific disciplines and technological interventions. These creative and multi-disciplinary aspirations are perfectly matched in Here East, a first of its kind campus that combines technology, education, creative media, business and data in the pursuit of innovation. Alongside Studio Wayne McGregor, the building’s other tenants include BT Sport, Infinity SDC, SPACE Studios, Loughborough University’s postgraduate campus (delivering courses in digital technology, digital manufacturing, design innovation and entrepreneurship, media and creative industries, business and sport), UCL Engineering, Robotics and The Bartlett School of Architecture, and innovation hub Plexal hosting a multitude of agile technology start-ups that will take residence in Here East’s ‘home for making’.

    Alongside the creative work of choreographers, Studio Wayne McGregor also hosts a number of unique visual art pieces, including works by Tatsuo Miyajima and Haroon Mirza on loan from Lisson Gallery, original artworks by We Not I, and a bespoke floor based on a work by Bauhaus artist Anni Albers with kind permission from The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.

    “At Studio Wayne McGregor we share the belief that the arts are a nexus for intersections of knowledge, where collaboration in its truest sense finds root – where we are open to the unfamiliar, where connectedness reaps untold rewards and where empathy drives our shared experience. No walls, no restrictions, no rules - simply free. We wanted to create a making space that engendered these ideals. I can’t wait to share it with artists, makers, educators, producers, technologists, philosophers, explorers and friends.”
    - Wayne McGregor CBE, Artistic Director Studio Wayne McGregor

    “We are thrilled that Wayne McGregor’s state-of-the-art studios are opening at Here East today. These studios epitomise everything we are building at Here East: collaboration, creativity, individuality. Wayne McGregor is leading the continuing eastward shift of London’s creative and cultural scene and I am looking forward to seeing the results of their collaboration with others based at Here East, and in the wider Hackney Wick community.” 
    - Gavin Poole, CEO, Here East

    “With all the challenges of making work that artists face in London it is so encouraging that Studio Wayne McGregor is offering real solutions. I feel incredibly empowered by the opportunity to develop my work as part of the FreeSpace programme in this inspiring atmosphere. It really is the stuff dreams are made of. The extensive support that the company is providing is truly making my creative ambitions possible and enables a much wider outreach. For me Wayne's new space makes a statement of greatness both in the purposeful aesthetic and hugely for what it represents. There is this generosity of spirit and inventiveness oozing form the walls that holds people at its heart. I can't wait to start making in there soon.”
    - Eleesha Drennan, Choreographer and Sky Academy Arts Scholar (inaugural FreeSpace artist)

    “After I first saw the space I sent Wayne a message saying ‘WOW, that's what I call executing a vision’. Apart from the space being stunning, every angle offers a view which invites our imagination to wonder, reflect and do our craft without being consumed with worry about the product. I'm really excited to be collaborating with Studio Wayne McGregor on upcoming project/s as a FreeSpace artist as I will have the opportunity to work in such a high spec venue for long periods of time which is usually not possible to easily do in London. And whilst the space is special - access to the space combined with the support of the whole organisation is what will really help to develop my practice and exposure of my work. So watch this space - literally!”
    - Freddie Opoku-Addaie, Independent Dance Artist and Guest Programmer at Dance Umbrella International Festival (inaugural FreeSpace artist).

    Building Studio Wayne McGregor has been made possible by the generous support of a number of individuals and organisations including: Angela Bernstein and The Quercus Trust; Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England; our ‘Vitruvian Group’ of key individual supporters; Trusts and Foundations including Garfield Weston Foundation, The Wolfson Foundation, The Sackler Trust, The Marina Kleinwort Trust, The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, The Wayne McGregor Foundation, Arts Impact Fund, Cockayne - Grants for the Arts, The London Community Foundation, CHK Charities, Cocheme Charitable Trust, Music Sales Charitable Trust and The Mackintosh Foundation; and support from organisations including law firm Cripps, Technogym The Wellness Company, Harlequin Floors, Castle Davis, Cushman and Wakefield, We Not I, Vitsoe, Warner Music UK, Sadler’s Wells, and Sotheby’s; and a number of generous individual donors.

  • Wayne is cast away on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs

    18.01.2017

    Wayne chooses tracks of his favourite music as he discusses his life and career on BBC Radio 4's flagship programme Desert Island Discs. More

    Wayne is cast away on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs

    18.01.2017

    Wayne chooses tracks of his favourite music as he discusses his life and career on BBC Radio 4's flagship programme Desert Island Discs. Wayne covers a range of topics including dance and education, mentoring and Strictly Come Dancing.

    ‘Dance is as important [as maths and English]. There are brilliant things that dance has to offer education generally - physical education yes, but also mental and creative innovation.’


    'The great thing about the art world, and again dance, is that it’s about renewal, it’s about new provocations, it’s about people of today finding their own way. And I think that’s an important part of why I mentor...I get so much back, I learn a lot.'

    'I do watch Strictly and I think it’s amazing because what you see there are people who don’t normally dance…It’s never too late to dance.’

    Listen to the episode now and download the podcast from the BBC Desert Island Discs website.

  • Wayne on BBC Two Newsnight

    16.01.2017

    Ahead of the first revival of Woolf Works at the Royal Opera House, Wayne is interviewed on BBC Two's Newsnight programme. More

    Wayne on BBC Two Newsnight

    16.01.2017

    Ahead of the first revival of Woolf Works at the Royal Opera House, Wayne is interviewed by Katie Razzall on BBC Two's Newsnight programme.

    Wayne discusses how he was influenced by John Travolta, his great interest in technology and why everyone can dance.
    The programme was broadcast on 12 January 2017. Click here to watch the full extended interview.

  • Announcing Studio Wayne McGregor Peer - Professional Development Programme

    16.01.2017

    Studio Wayne McGregor is offering an opportunity for five final year vocational dance students or recent dance graduates to undertake a unique professional development programme with us in 2017. More

    Announcing Studio Wayne McGregor Peer - Professional Development Programme

    16.01.2017

    Studio Wayne McGregor is offering an opportunity for five final year vocational dance students or recent dance graduates to undertake a unique professional development programme with us in 2017.

    The programme will offer a range of interactions with Studio Wayne McGregor to further develop the skills needed to prepare for a portfolio career and to gain exposure to life as a professional dancer alongside mentoring and development of a peer network.

    The programme will take place from March – December 2017.

    Thanks to generous support from the Idlewild Trust the programme is free of charge to participants.

    The programme is open to dancers in their final year of training who are about to embark on their professional career or who have graduated in the last year and could benefit from supported experience in the professional dance world.

    Entries close 10 February 2017, interviews will be held week commencing 20 February.

    Click here for more information and to apply for the programme.

  • Creative Industries Federation Second Anniversary Celebration

    11.01.2017

    Company Wayne McGregor dancers performed an excerpt of Atomos at the Creative Industries Federation Second Anniversary Celebration at the newly opened Design Museum, London. More

    Creative Industries Federation Second Anniversary Celebration

    11.01.2017

    Company Wayne McGregor dancers Fukiko Takase, James Pett and Travis Clausen-Knight performed an excerpt of Atomos at the Creative Industries Federation Second Anniversary Celebration at the newly opened Design Museum, London. 

    In attendance were over 500 special guests including Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.


    Image courtesy Mayor of London, photographer Caroline Teo/GLA.

  • Wide Open wins Best Dance Video at UK MVAs

    31.10.2016

    The music video for The Chemical Brothers Wide Open, choreographed by Wayne McGregor, won Best Dance Video at the 2016 UKMVAs. More

    Wide Open wins Best Dance Video at UK MVAs

    31.10.2016

    The music video for The Chemical Brothers Wide Open featuring Beck, choreographed by Wayne McGregor, won Best Dance Video at the 2016 UK Music Video Awards.

    Shot in a former cab workshop in Bethnal Green, the video stars actress and dancer Sonoya Mizuno. Directed by DOM&NIC and produced by OutsiderWide Open also won Best VFX In A Video for visual effects by The Mill.

  • Multiverse insight

    20.10.2016

    An insight into McGregor's newest work for The Royal Ballet will be live streamed from the Royal Opera House this evening. More

    Multiverse insight

    20.10.2016

    An insight into McGregor's newest work for The Royal Ballet, Multiverse, will be live-streamed from the Royal Opera House this evening. Presented by broadcaster Clemency Burton-Hill, McGregor will be joined by dramaturg and Studio Wayne McGregor Trustee Uzma Hameed to explore some of the ideas behind the piece. They will be joined by Koen Kessels, Music Director of The Royal Ballet who will be discussing the score, a new commission by critically acclaimed composer Steve Reich.

    The insight event will also offer an exclusive glimpse of rehearsals, featuring Principal dancers Steven McRae and Francesca Hayward, as well as soloist Paul Kay. Multiverse premieres next month as part of an all McGregor triple bill, in celebration of his 10 years as Resident Choreographer for The Royal Ballet. The insight event will be live-streamed for free via the Royal Opera House YouTube channel at 7.30pm BST tonight.

  • Opportunity to join company class

    27.07.2016

    Opportunity to join our dancers in company class over August and September. More

    Opportunity to join company class

    27.07.2016

    We are offering a small number of places for highly skilled dancers to join the Company in class over August and September at Here East in London. Fast paced, rigorous and highly technical, participants must be either dance professionals, dance graduates or students in full time professional training. 

    Taught by Jeannie Steele and Matthew Hawkins, classes are £7 each, and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. For further information on the classes, and to book, click here

  • Foundation for FutureLondon Summer School Performances

    20.07.2016

    On Saturday 30 July, students from four east London schools will be performing work created through week long workshops we are delivering in partnership with Foundation for FutureLondon. More

    Foundation for FutureLondon Summer School Performances

    20.07.2016

    On Saturday 30 July, students from Central Foundation School for Girls, Morpeth School, Petchey Academy and St Angela's Ursuline School will be performing alongside company dancers at Here East in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Students will be performing work they have developed following a week-long programme of workshops led by our Learning and Engagement team in collaboration with visual artist Verity-Jane Keefe. 
    With music by Scanner, performances will be taking place at 2.00pm and 3.30pm on Saturday 30 July and are unticketed. 

    This the second time Studio Wayne McGregor have delivered the Summer School programme, with performances this year taking place as part of Foundation for FutureLondon's 'Crossovers', a weekend of arts, sound and technology. Other events include the Polyphonic Playground, a ground-breaking, playable structure commissioned by UAL's London College of Fashion and accompanied by a dance performance 'Thigmo' choreographed by Studio Wayne McGregor commissioned artist Eleesha Drennan, sound workshops presented by SPACE and a live stream of a new 'telenovela' being made simultaneously in the Park and Rio de Janeiro. More information on the Summer School performances can be found here.

  • everyBODY Choreographer: Introducing Alesandra Seutin

    20.05.2016

    Introducing Alesandra Seutin, one of the five choreographers McGregor commissioned to create works inspired by the everyBODY campaign. More

    everyBODY Choreographer: Introducing Alesandra Seutin

    20.05.2016

    As part of the everyBODY project, McGregor commissioned five choreographers to produce new works exploring ideas around diversity, strength, intelligence and power, demonstrating well being that radiates inside as well as out, in mind and in body. Mimi, by Alesandra Seutin, is a work produced in response to this theme, sharing a moment with an icon as she recalls her stories of struggle, memories and success.

    Alesandra Seutin is a London-based choreographer, performer and teacher with African and European roots: born in Harare, raised in Brussels and trained in London. An ADAD Trailblazer Champion, her work has toured nationally and internationally and she is progressively making her mark as a dance artist across continents. In addition to creating works for her own Vocab Dance Company, where she combines African traditional dance with contemporary dance and Hip Hop to create distinctly Afro-European dance theatre, Seutin has been commissioned to choreograph for a number of companies including Pheonix Dance Theatre 12º North Dance and State of Emergency. 

  • everyBODY Choreographer: Introducing Maxine Doyle

    20.05.2016

    Introducing Maxine Doyle, one of the five choreographers McGregor commissioned to create works inspired by the everyBODY campaign. More

    everyBODY Choreographer: Introducing Maxine Doyle

    20.05.2016

    As part of the everyBODY project, McGregor commissioned five choreographers to produce new works exploring ideas around diversity, strength, intelligence and power, demonstrating well being that radiates inside as well as out, in mind and in body. Featuring 32 dancers, Cult by Maxine Doyle in collaboration with Fernanda Prata and Vinicius Salles, is a work produced in response to this theme.

    Maxine Doyle is Associate Director and choreographer for Punchdrunk with which she has co-directed the multi award winning Sleep No More  (London, Boston, New York), The Drowned Man, The House Where Winter Lives, The Firebird Ball, Faust, Masque of the Red Death, Tunnel 228 and The Duchess of Malfi (an operatic collaboration with Torston Rasch and English National Opera.). Maxine has an MA in choreography from the Laban centre and is a recipient of the Bonnie Bird Choreography Award. 

  • everyBODY Choreographer: Introducing Charlotte Edmonds

    19.05.2016

    Introducing Charlotte Edmonds, one of the five choreographers McGregor commissioned to create works inspired by the everyBODY campaign. More

    everyBODY Choreographer: Introducing Charlotte Edmonds

    19.05.2016

    As part of the everyBODY project, McGregor commissioned five choreographers to produce new works exploring ideas around diversity, strength, intelligence and power, demonstrating well being that radiates inside as well as out, in mind and in body. Clap, by Charlotte Edmonds, is a work produced in response to this theme. Featuring three dancers, Clap is a fusion between street style and contemporary dance, interlaying fun, upbeat and energetic movements driven by the popping beat of Tambacounda's Black Magic music.

    Charlotte Edmonds trained at The Royal Ballet School, where she was a finalist in the Ninette de Valois Junior Choreographic Competition for three consecutive years and won the Kenneth MacMillan Senior Choreographic Competition in 2011 and 2012. She went on to study at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, completing a two-year foundation degree in 2015. A Causeway Young Artist in Residence with Yorke Dance Project in 2013/14, Edmonds was selected as first participant of the Royal Ballet Young Choreographer Programme for the 2015/16 season where she was mentored by McGregor. In November, Edmonds will be presenting a new commission for The Royal Ballet alongside Robert Binet, who is also mentored by McGregor.

  • everyBODY Choreographer: Introducing Rhimes Lecointe

    16.05.2016

    Introducing Rhimes Lecointe, one of the five choreographers McGregor commissioned to create works inspired by the everyBODY campaign. More

    everyBODY Choreographer: Introducing Rhimes Lecointe

    16.05.2016

    As part of the everyBODY project, McGregor commissioned five choreographers to produce new works exploring ideas around diversity, strength, intelligence and power, demonstrating well being that radiates inside as well as out, in mind and in body. Rhimes Lecointe created Women of Hope in response, which she suggests is 'inspired by being hopeful in who we were created to be as women… a celebration of who we are as individuals, and whilst celebrating our differences together we lay a foundation of hope for others.'

    Rhimes Lecointe is a dancer, actress and choreographer living and working in London. As a performer, Lecointe has played many different roles on both stage and screen, and is trained in, and particularly passionate about all elements of Hip Hop, street dance, Freestyle, Waackin and House. Her choreographic credits include: Plan B, Esser, Lady Sovereign and The 2Bears. Founder and Creative Director of Boadicea Company, through her Academy she is striving to encourage Ladies from ages 12 and up to reach their full potential, not only as performers but also as people.

  • everyBODY Choreographer: Introducing Eleesha Drennan

    05.05.2016

    Introducing Eleesha Drennan, one of the five choreographers McGregor commissioned to create works inspired by the everyBODY campaign. More

    everyBODY Choreographer: Introducing Eleesha Drennan

    05.05.2016

    As part of the everyBODY project, McGregor commissioned five choreographers to produce new works exploring ideas around diversity, strength, intelligence and power, demonstrating well being that radiates inside as well as out, in mind and in body. Eleesha Drennan's response 'She' took a light hearted approach to the conflicts many women face to maintain a healthy body image, challenging the idea of needing to fit into a specific ‘mould’. A duet for two women and their reflection, they learn to see themselves in the other. 

    Eleesha Drennan is a multi award winning choreographer and dancer. Having trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and McMahon School of Ballet, Drennan was an integral member of National Dance Company Wales from 2004-2013, becoming House Choreographer in 2011. Her unique artistic voice developed alongside an exciting dance career working with a range of inspiring international choreographers including Ohad Naharin, Christopher Bruce and Itzik Galili among others. 

  • Royal Ballet 2016/17 season announced

    06.04.2016

    In celebration of McGregor's 10 year anniversary as Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet, the 2016/17 season will include a new one-act ballet with score by Steve Reich and revivals of ChromaWoolf Works and Carbon Life. More

    Royal Ballet 2016/17 season announced

    06.04.2016

    The 2016/17 Royal Ballet season will include an all-McGregor programme in celebration of his ten years as Resident Choreographer. Announced this morning, the triple bill will feature a new work with commissioned score by Steve Reich alongside revivals of Chroma and Carbon Life. In an exciting first, Chroma will include dancers from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performing alongside The Royal Ballet. Opening 10 November, the triple bill will coincide with a mixed programme of two new works by young choreographers Charlotte Edmonds and Robert Binet, both of whom have been mentored by McGregor.

    In addition, the first revival of Woolf Works will be taking place from January next year. The critically acclaimed ballet triptych will star Alessandra Ferri and Mara Galeazzi. The season will also feature world premieres by Liam Scarlett and Crystal Pite as well as a new production of Philip Glass's dance opera Les Enfants Terribles by choreographer Javier De Frutos. More information on the upcoming season for The Royal Ballet can be found here, and the complete season schedule here.

  • Woolf Works wins Olivier Award

    04.04.2016

    McGregor's Woolf Works wins Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production and Alessandra Ferri receives Outstanding Achievement in Dance for her performances in Woolf Works and Chéri. More

    Woolf Works wins Olivier Award

    04.04.2016

    McGregor's Woolf Works won the award for Best New Dance Production at the Olivier Awards ceremony held at the Royal Opera House last night. Alessandra Ferri was also recognised receiving the Outstanding Achievement in Dance for her performances in Woolf Works and Chéri, both Royal Ballet productions. This is the second time McGregor has received an Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production, following a win in 2007 for Chroma. 

    Other winners on the night included Denise Gough, who won Best Actress for People, Places And Things, and Kenneth Cranham for Best Actor in The Father. Imelda Staunton received the Best Actress in a Musical award for her role in Gypsy and Dame Judi Dench made theatre award history by winning her eighth Olivier award for Best Supporting Actress in The Winter's Tale

  • Infra to be included in GCSE Dance

    31.03.2016

    Wayne McGregor's Infra will be included on the Dance GCSE syllabus from September 2016. More

    Infra to be included in GCSE Dance

    31.03.2016

    From September 2016, Infra will be included in the AQA Dance GCSE syllabus. Marking a departure from previous AQA courses that focused on traditional narrative ballet, Infra will provide students an opportunity to explore the possibilities of modern ballet. With the inclusion of the work to the GCSE syllabus, McGregor said: 
    'Studying dance in schools contributes vitally to a well-rounded and wide-reaching general education for young people. Dance sharpens a student's ability to think with and through the body, while challenging them to combine a broad range of multiple intelligences to solve creative problems.'

    Kevin O'Hare, Director of the Royal Ballet, added:
    'Infra is a groundbreaking work which showcases the possibilities of modern ballet. Wayne is a galvanising force for dance in the 21st century and through his unique choreography, he constantly challenges and extends balletic technique creating a new and exciting theatrical experience for dancers and audiences. I'm thrilled that thousands of young people will be able to study and learn from his genius.'
    More information on Infra can be found here.

  • Wayne McGregor and Haroon Mirza collaboration for The Maxwell Centre

    24.03.2016

    Wayne McGregor and Haroon Mirza collaborate on a specially commissioned live dance and sound work for the opening of the Maxwell Centre at the University of Cambridge. More

    Wayne McGregor and Haroon Mirza collaboration for The Maxwell Centre

    24.03.2016

    Wayne McGregor and Haroon Mirza are collaborating on a specially commissioned live dance and sound work for the opening of The Maxwell Centre at the University of Cambridge, a new building for pioneering scientific research and industrial partnership. Taking place at regular intervals on 9 April, the collaboration is part of a special exhibition and series of events ‘Into boundless space I leap’.

    Wayne worked previously with Haroon Mirza, visual artist and winner of the 2011 Silver Lion at the Venice Bienale, on the recent production of Alea Sands with Paris Opera Ballet. 

    Further information on schedule of events for the opening of The Maxwell Centre can be found here.

  • Summer School with Foundation for FutureLondon

    24.03.2016

    We are once again partnering with Foundation for FutureLondon to deliver a week long summer school. More

    Summer School with Foundation for FutureLondon

    24.03.2016

    Following the success of the 2015 summer school, Creative Learning is now inviting four schools from across Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest to take part in a dance and visual art summer school for key stage 3 and 4 students in July 2016. This is an opportunity for up to 30 students from each school to work with professional dancers from Studio Wayne McGregor alongside visual artists over one week to create a performance that will take place at Here East in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday 30 July 2016. 

    Funded by Foundation for FutureLondon, there will be a £200 charge for all schools to ensure commitment, however there is also a budget of £750 available for each school to support space hire, staff costs and transport.

    A film of last year's summer school, featuring interviews with the participants and footage from the final performances, can be seen here. For more information please contact Ellie Douglas Allen, ellie@waynemcgregor.com or on 020 7278 6015. 

  • PhD partnership with London College of Fashion

    14.03.2016

    We are excited to partner with London College of Fasion for a funded PhD research opportunity supporting scholarship and innovation in digital anthropology related performance research. More

    PhD partnership with London College of Fashion

    14.03.2016

    We are excited to partner with London College of Fasion (LCF), one of six constituent colleges at the University of the Arts London, for a funded PhD research opportunity supporting scholarship and innovation in digital anthropology related performance research.  With the recent launch of LCF's Digital Anthropology Lab and McGregor's ongoing enquiry into thinking through and with the body, this position will provide the chance to explore potential synergies between the two organisations. 

    Applications are currently open, with a call for proposals spanning visioneering digital anthropological approaches to creative and digital performance, practice and culture that may also have as focal points: material technology; virtual and augmented reality; body scanning; wearable technology and new media; digital performance costume and footwear; makeup and prosthetics. Further information on the application process can be found here

  • Easter Creative Labs

    08.03.2016

    3 weeks and counting until our Easter Creative Labs in both London and Leeds! More

    Easter Creative Labs

    08.03.2016

    We are delivering week long Easter Creative Labs in both London and Leeds from 29 March to 2 April 2016.  Led by our incredible Company Wayne McGregor dancers, these workshops are for dance students in vocational training and recent dance graduates. Providing a professional development opportunity for dance practitioners, these Labs will explore McGregor's unique choreographic practice challenging participants to take risks, leave their comfort zone and work towards inventing their own creative future.

    Running from 10am to 5pm, each day will begin with technique class followed by creative tasks and exploration of repertoire. 
    The Labs will be held at the University of East London (London) and at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (Leeds), and are both priced at £240 (inc VAT). For further information on the Easter Creative Labs, or to secure your place, please click here.

  • Olivier Awards Nomination

    29.02.2016

    Woolf Works has been nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production. More

    Olivier Awards Nomination

    29.02.2016

    Woolf Works premiered at The Royal Ballet on 11 May 2015, to critical acclaim. Woolf Works has been nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production, and Alessandra Ferri for Outstanding Achievement in Dance for her performance in Woolf Works

    Woolf Works has already been awarded a National Dance Award for Best Classical Choreography, and Alessandra Best Female Dancer for her performance.

  • The Brit Awards 2016

    24.02.2016

    The Brit Awards opening sequence, directed by Wayne McGregor, was performed by Company Wayne McGregor and Brit School students. More

    The Brit Awards 2016

    24.02.2016

    Wayne co-creative directed the opening sequence of the Brit Awards on 24 February 2016. It featured presenters Ant and Dec, and a total of 80 performers including 20 professional and Company dancers, along with 60 students and graduates from The Brit School, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year - a great opportunity for the young dancers, who performed with brilliant professionalism and talent.

    Music came from triple grammy-winning producer Stuart Price, and screen content by Ravi Deepres. Costumes were designed by fashion designer Gareth Pugh, who also designed costumes for Wayne's recent work at Paris Opera Ballet Alea Sands (Dec 2015). 

    Gareth also worked with Wayne and the company on a Ruth Hogben directed film for AnOther Magazine’s MOVEment series in 2015, and Company Wayne McGregor performed at Gareth's New York Fashion week show in 2014.

    This follows Paloma Faith’s performance of Only Love Can Hurt Like This from the 2015 Brit Awards, which was choreographed by Wayne and featured our Company Wayne McGregor dancers in the rain.

    Watch the opening sequence again here.

  • Launching Studio Wayne McGregor

    16.02.2016

    Today we have launched Studio Wayne McGregor - our game changer for artists, creativity, collaboration and play. More

    Launching Studio Wayne McGregor

    16.02.2016

    As we look towards this year’s move to our new space in east London, we have re-calibrated our organisation into the shape it will take there: a creative hub and studio of collaborators. With Wayne at the heart, the Studio will be a physical space and a lively nexus of new relationships and exchanges. 

    Our new home at Here East in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park opens in November 2016 and will be the first artist led building in the Park. Designed by architectural practice We Not I, this space will be an experimental environment comprising three studios, including two of the largest in London, and a fluid series of collaborative workspaces. 

  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform Chroma

    10.02.2016

    Watch Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform Chroma and other works in cinema screenings across the UK. More

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform Chroma

    10.02.2016

    Cinemas across the country will be screening the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performance of Chroma choreographed by Wayne McGregor on selected dates from March to May 2016. The film premiered in the USA last October as part of the Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance.

    Recorded live at the David H. Koch Theater in New York last June the film includes Chroma by Wayne McGregor, Grace by Ronald K. Brown, Takademe by Robert Battle, and Alvin Ailey's Revelations. The film is directed for the screen by Matthew Diamond and features a rare look behind the scenes and exclusive interviews with the artists.

    More information and booking here

  • The Chemical Brothers – Wide Open feat. Beck

    01.02.2016

    Watch The Chemical Brothers music video Wide Open with choreography by Wayne McGregor. More

    The Chemical Brothers – Wide Open feat. Beck

    01.02.2016

    The Chemical Brothers have released their new music video, Wide Open, featuring choreography by Wayne McGregor.

    The Dom & Nic directed video features dancer, actress and model Sonoyo Mizuno. 

    Watch the music video here.

  • Woolf Works wins at National Dance Awards

    25.01.2016

    McGregor's Woolf Works wins in the Best Classical Choreography category at the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for 2015. More

    Woolf Works wins at National Dance Awards

    25.01.2016

    McGregor's Woolf Works won the Best Classical Choreography award at the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for 2015. McGregor was presented with the award at the ceremony which was hosted in London by Arlene Phillips CBE.

    Alessandra Ferri, who returned to the stage as a guest of the Royal Ballet received the Grishko Award for Best Female Dancer for her role in Woolf Works. Caroline Miller, Trustee of Studio Wayne McGregor, received the De Valois Award for Outstanding Achievement, in recognition of her work as Director of Dance UK.

  • Pierre Boulez, Composer and Conductor, dies at 90

    05.01.2016

    One of the seminal figures of music in the second half of the 20th century, Pierre Boulez, has died at the age of 90. More

    Pierre Boulez, Composer and Conductor, dies at 90

    05.01.2016

    "McGregor’s bursts of postmodern hyper-articulation have a clear affinity with Boulez’s"

    We express our sadness at the death of Pierre Boulez, one of the seminal figures of music in the second half of the 20th century, who died on 5 January 2016 at the age of 90. The avant-garde composer and conductor is recognised as a driving force in the radical new path of classical music in the 20th century.

    In December 2015, McGregor created Alea Sands for Paris Opera Ballet, set to Pierre Boulez’s Anthèmes 2. Alea Sands was placed within a mixed bill of works designed as a tribute to Boulezalong with Wheeldon's Polyphonia and Bausch’s Rite of Spring.

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    24.12.2015

    Wayne McGregor has been working as the Movement Coach for J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016). More

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    24.12.2015

    Wayne McGregor has returned to the wizarding world of Harry Potter as the Movement Coach for the new Harry Potter series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Previously McGregor was Choreographer for the fourth instalment of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

    The Warner Brothers film, set for a November 2016 release, features a screenplay written by J.K Rowling and stars Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston.

    Watch the trailer here.

  • Woolf Works top dance of 2015

    17.12.2015

    Woolf Works receives recognition in several top dance for 2015 lists. More

    Woolf Works top dance of 2015

    17.12.2015

    Wayne McGregor's Woolf Works has been recognised as a 2015 favourite for many dance critics including Judith Mackrell and Luke Jennings, with Mackrell listing the Royal Ballet work as her top dance of 2015.

    The Stage also recognised Woolf Works as a favourite noting that "Wayne McGregor got everything right with his Woolf Works, enhanced by the luminous presence of Alessandra Ferri."

  • McGregor nominated for National Dance Award

    17.12.2015

    McGregor nominated for best classical choreography in the National Dance Awards. More

    McGregor nominated for National Dance Award

    17.12.2015

    Wayne McGregor has been nominated for best classical choreography with his production of Woolf Works in this year's National Dance Awards. Alessandra Ferri, who returned to the stage as a guest of the Royal Ballet was also nominated for best female dancer following her role in Woolf Works.

    Other nominees for best classical choreography include Paco Peña, Fernando Romera, Angel Muñoz, Charo Espino and Carmen Rivas (Flamencura for Paco Peña Company), David Bintley (The King Dances for Birmingham Royal Ballet), Liam Scarlett (Age of Anxiety for The Royal Ballet) and Kenneth Tindall (The Architect for Northern Ballet). For further information on the awards and a full list of all nominees click here.

  • Studio Wayne McGregor wins Sense Award

    15.12.2015

    Studio Wayne McGregor named Art Partnership of the Year at the Sense Awards. More

    Studio Wayne McGregor wins Sense Award

    15.12.2015

    Studio Wayne McGregor was named Art Partnership of the Year at the Sense Awards for its collaboration with Sense as part of the charities Arts & Wellbeing programme. Actress Julie Peasgood (left) presented the award to Studio Wayne McGregor's Jasmine Wilson and Ellie Douglas-Allan. Image by Neil A White.

    Back in September 2015, the Creative Learning team along with Company Wayne McGregor delivered a residency in partnership with Sense, to explore the infinite possibilities of dance as a means of expression for people with sensory impairments.

    Read more here.

  • The Legend of Tarzan

    13.12.2015

    The official trailer for The Legend of Tarzan (2016) has just been released, with Wayne McGregor working as Movement Director for the film. More

    The Legend of Tarzan

    13.12.2015

    Last year, Wayne McGregor worked as Movement Director for the upcoming 2016 film The Legend of Tarzan starring Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson and Margot Robbie.The official trailer has now been released in anticipation of the film's premiere next July 2016.

    David Yates (the final four Harry Potter films and upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) directed The Legend of Tarzan from a screenplay by Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer.

    Watch the trailer here.

  • Alea Sands premieres at Paris Opera Ballet

    03.12.2015

    McGregor creates Alea Sands for Paris Opera Ballet. More

    Alea Sands premieres at Paris Opera Ballet

    03.12.2015

    Alea Sands forms part of a triple bill alongside works by Christopher Wheeldon and Pina Bausch in a special tribute to French composer Pierre Boulez. Wayne McGregor conceived Alea Sands in conjunction with visual artist and winner of the 2011 Silver Lion at the Venice Bienale, Haroon Mirza.

    This work is McGregor's third creation with Paris Opera Ballet following on from Genus in 2007 and L’Anatomie de la sensation (pour Francis Bacon) in 2011. 

  • Wayne McGregor announced as Cultural Fellow

    01.12.2015

    King’s College London announces a Circle of Cultural Fellows that includes Wayne McGregor. More

    Wayne McGregor announced as Cultural Fellow

    01.12.2015

    Wayne McGregor has been announced as one of the fifteen Cultural Fellows at King's College London. 

    The Circle is made up of world leaders from across arts and culture and will enrich research and education, drive new thinking and increase the university's engagement in London and beyond.

    Read more here.