Collaborators

A Winged Victory for the Sullen

Composers

A Winged Victory for the Sullen are an ambient music duo consisting of Dustin O'Halloran and Adam Wiltzie. In 2013, they created the soaring score for Atomos and performed a section of the score, 'Atomos VIII', live with dancers from Company Wayne McGregor at the BBC Proms in 2015.

Thomas Adès

Composer

Thomas Adès is a British composer, pianist and conductor, whose works have been used in Wayne McGregor's Outlier and Living Archive: An AI Performance ExperimentAdès composed a specially commissioned score for McGregor's The Dante Project, the first act of which premiered as part of the 'Adès and McGregor: A Dance Collaboration' mixed programme at the LA Phil in July 2019, alongside Outlier and the world premiere of Living Archive: An AI Performance Experiment.

The Apiary

Directors

The Apiary are an Australian-born, Berlin-based film collective, consisting of Lily Coates and Gavin Youngs, who created the slow motion film sequences 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. An exclusive recording of '...og lengra' from the score features on Collaboration, an album of McGregor's favourite music used in his works throughout his career.

Timo Arnall

Graphic Animator

Designer Timo Arnall collaborated with Wayne McGregor on the graphic animation for The Millennarium and Sulphur 16.

David Barron

Producer

David Barron is a British film producer and founder of production company Beagle Pug Films. He is best known as a producer for the Harry Potter film series, including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire on which Wayne McGregor was the Movement Director. Barron and McGregor teamed up again in 2016 for The Legend of Tarzan.

Hildegard Bechtler

Set and Costume Designer

Hildegard Bechtler is an Olivier Award-winning set and costume designer from Germany, who has created the set for two of Wayne McGregor's productions: Dido and Aeneas and Acis and Galatea.

Michael Berkeley

Composer

British composer and broadcaster Michael Berkeley arranged and orchestrated movements from Johann Sebastian Bach's 'The Art of Fugue' for Wayne McGregor's production Tetractys – The Art of Fugue for The Royal Ballet in 2014.

Ursula Bombshell

Fashion Designer

Ursula Bombshell is a fashion designer and leading costume designer for contemporary dance. She has designed the costumes for a number of Wayne McGregor's works including PreSentient, Polar Sequences 3, AtaXia and EDEN | EDEN.

Bullet Creative

Design Studio

Based in London, Bullet Creative are an award winning design studio, consisting of creative directors Gorm Ashurst and Kathy Barber. Bullet Creative have created branding and print materials for the following Wayne McGregor works and projects: NemesisPolar Sequences mixed programme, AtaXia, AmuFARAtomos, Random Raw and Autobiography.

Bureau for Visual Affairs

Digital Design Studio

Bureau for Visual Affairsis a digital design studio focused on content driven user-experiences for the cultural and commercial sector. They were responsible for the 'Wayne McGregor | Random Dance' branding.

Patrick Burnier

Set and Costume Designer

Patrick Burnier is a set and costume designer and co-founder of Curious Space. Burnier designed the set and costumes for Entitythe set design of which he won the Linbury Prize for Stage Design in 2005.

Joel Cadbury

Composer

Singer, songwriter and producer Joel Cadbury first collaborated with Wayne McGregor in 2012, writing music for his large-scale dance piece in Trafalgar Square as part of the London 2012 Festival, Big Dance. Cadbury has since composed music for McGregor's Borderlands, created for the San Francisco Ballet in 2013, Winged Bull in the Elephant Case and Soma.

Lucy Carter

Lighting Designer

Lighting designer Lucy Carter's partnership with Wayne McGregor spans the whole of McGregor's career. They first collaborated in 1994 on Cyberdream, a learning and engagement project for The Place Theatre Education in London. Since then, they have collaborated on dozens of works and projects for Company Wayne McGregor and companies around the world, including The Millennarium, Symbiont(s), detritusNemesisChroma, Kirikou et Karaba, EntityDyad 1929, FAR,Carbon Life, Rain RoomAtomos, Raven Girl, Woolf Works, Autobiography, AfteRite and The Dante Projectto name a few.

Ciguë

Architects

French architectural design studio Ciguëmade their debut with The Royal Ballet in 2015, designing the first movement, 'I Now, I Then', of Wayne McGregor's Woolf Works.

Ben Cullen Williams

Visual Artist

London based visual artist Ben Cullen Williams studies the boundaries between art and architecture. He first collaborated with Company Wayne McGregor in 2017, designing the set and projections for AutobiographySince then, Williams has created the video installation for Living Archive: An AI Performance Experiment in collaboration with the Google Arts and Culture Lab, and designed the set for Orpheus and Eurydice.

Tacita Dean

Visual Artist

Visual artist Tacita Dean collaborated with Wayne McGregor and The Royal Ballet in designing the set and costumes forThe Dante Project.

Ravi Deepres

Artist

Ravi Deepres is an award-winning artist renowned internationally for his film, photographic and digital media work. Deepres works extensively with contemporary dance companies and has collaborated with Wayne McGregor since the late 90s', producing photography and film for many of McGregor's works and projects including Sulphur 16QualiaGenusEntityAtomosThe BRIT Awards 2016: Opening Sequence and AfteRiteIn 2017, Deepres was director and cinematographer, alongside providing animation design, for the film of Atomos.

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 project into creative processes in dance with Wayne 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 Emmy Award winning American composer, sound designer and music producer, who produces under the name Deru. Wayne McGregor first used Deru's music for [memeri]in 2007. In the same year, McGregor commissioned Deru with Joby Talbot to compose the music for his first piece for the Paris Opera Ballet, Genus.

Fotini Dimou

Designer

Designer Fotini Dimou works extensively with major theatre, opera and dance companies throughout the UK and Europe, alongside designing costume for film and television. Dimou provided the costume designs for Wayne McGregor's Dido and Aeneas, and designed the costumes for the National Theatre's Fram in 2008, on which McGregor was choreographer.

D O M & N I C

Director

D O M & N I C are directors of commercials and music videos, consisting of Nic Goffey and Dom Hawley. Wayne McGregor choreographed the D O M & N I C directed music video, Wide Open, for The Chemical Brothers in 2016.

David Eagleman

Author and Neuroscientist

American author and neuroscientist David Eagleman's cult book of short stories 'Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives' provided inspiration for SUMa chamber opera directed by Wayne McGregor for the Linbury Studio Theatre in collaboration with composer Max Richter in 2012.

​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. Ekers made his debut with The Royal Ballet in 2008, providing sound design on Wayne McGregor's Infra, returning in 2015 to work on McGregor's Woolf Works.

Olafur Eliasson

Artist

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson is known for sculptures and large-scale installation art works which employ elemental materials. His most famous works include 'The New York City Waterfalls' and 'The Weather Project' at London's Tate Modern. Eliasson created the visual concept for Wayne McGregor's Tree of Codes in 2015, and dancers from Company Wayne McGregor have performed with Eliasson's Ice Watch installation in Paris (2015) and London (2018), a participatory art piece which raises awareness of climate change by providing a direct and tangible experience of the reality of melting arctic ice.

Paloma Faith

Musician

Company Wayne McGregor performed with English singer and songwriter Paloma Faith in her performance of Only Love Can Hurt Like This at The Brit Awards in 2015, broadcast live on ITV.

Nils Frahm

Composer

Nils Frahm is a German musician, composer, and record producer that composed the music for Wayne McGregor's Ambar, a pas de deux performed by Natalia Osipova and Edward Watson of The Royal Ballet in 2012. McGregor later used Frahm's 'Immerse!' for another pas de deux, Witness, choreographed for Alessandra Ferri and Herman Cornejo for the Fall for Dance Festival, New York in 2016.

Robin Friend

Photographer

Photographer Robin Friend co-directed Winged Bull in the Elephant Casewith Wayne McGregor, an immersive performance for the screen commissioned by BBC Performance Live.

Ben Frost

Composer

Collaborations underline Australian composer and producer Ben Frost's continuing fascination with combining and coalescing various artistic disciplines in one place. A Brian Eno collaborator, Frost created the original score for Wayne McGregor's FAR, a track of which appears on McGregor's curated album Collaboration. McGregor also used a pre-existing Frost composition for Azimuth, a dance intervention with Conrad Shawcross' installation 'Timepiece' exhibited at the Roundhouse, London in 2013.

John Gerrard

Artist

John Gerrard's virtual landscape of the Djibouti desert set alight during a US army exercise provided the backdrop to Wayne McGregor's Live Fire Exercise, choreographed on The Royal Ballet in 2011.

Michael Gordon

Composer

Michael Gordon is an American composer and co-founder of the Bang on a Can music collective and festival. After setting his 2003 work for the Stuttgart Ballet, Renature, to Gordon's 'Weather', the following year McGregor commissioned Gordon to write an original score for Company Wayne McGregor's AtaXiaperformed live by 12-piece contemporary music ensemble I C E B R E A K E R.

Rick Guest

Photographer

London based photographer Rick Guest collaborated with Wayne McGregor on the promotional imagery for Atomos.

Shirin Guild

Fashion Designer

Iranian fashion designer Shirin Guild designed the costumes for Wayne McGregor's Yugen, which premiered as part of The Royal Ballet's mixed programme celebrating the centenary of composer Leonard Bernstein in 2018.

Sir Peter Hall

Director

Sir Peter Hall CBE was a renowned English theatre, opera and film director. In 2005, Wayne McGregor worked as choreographer on You Can Never Tell and Much Ado About Nothing for The Peter Hall Company, and Chicago Lyric Opera's The Midsummer Marriage, directed by Hall with supervision by McGregor as well as choreography.

Uzma Hameed

Dramaturg

Founder of the Big Picture Company, Uzma Hameed is a writer, director and dramaturg in theatre and dance. Hameed has provided dramaturgy for a number of Wayne McGregor's works, including Woolf Works, Obsidian TearMultiverse, AutobiographyAfteRite and The Dante Project.

​Mark Hatchard

Projection Designer

Mark Hatchard is a director at HotBox Studios, a visual arts, media production and technology company. Hatchard alongside HotBox Studios have collaborated with Wayne McGregor on a number of works and projects, providing the animation and visual effects for NemesisBodyScriptICE Floe, AlphaAmu (in collaboration with artist Shirazeh Houshiary), Dido and Aeneas and Untold

Lorna Heavey

Artist

Renowned artist Lorna Heaveyprovided the set and costume designs for The Royal Opera's SUM, premiered in 2012. Directed by Wayne McGregor with music and libretto by Max Richter, SUM is a chamber opera exploring a possible journey after death populated by computers, suburban anterooms and mind-stretching scenarios.

Jim Henson's Creature Shop

Designer

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', Wayne McGregor collaborated with Jim Henson's Creature Shop on the animated material and mechanical extensions for the costumes of his 2002 work for Company Wayne McGregor, Nemesis.

David Heyman

Producer

David Heyman is an English film producer and the founder of Heyday Films. Heyman produced all eight installments of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts film series. Wayne McGregor worked alongside Heyman as Movement Director and Choreographer on Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Themand Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald.

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 and Dazed, and has created films and commercials for brands such as Christian Dior Parfums, Fendi and Hugo Boss. In 2015, Hogben collaborated with Wayne McGregor on the fashion film MOVEment, and created the promotional imagery and film for the premiere of Tree of Codes at the Manchester International Festival.

Jon Hopkins

Composer

Composer Jon Hopkins' 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. In 2008, Wayne McGregor commissioned Hopkins to compose an original score for Entitya track of which appears on McGregor's curated album Collaboration, and Hopkins contributed music for McGregor's interactive dance platform Mix The Body in 2017. 

Shirazeh Houshiary

Visual Artist

Shirazeh Houshiary is an Iranian installation artist and sculptor. A former Turner Prize nominee, Houshiary worked with Wayne McGregor and HotBox Studios on Amu, creating 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.

I C E B R E A K E R

Musicians

I C E B R E A K E R are a 12-piece contemporary music ensemble founded by James Poke and John Godfrey in 1989. They performed Michael Gordon's original score for Wayne McGregor's AtaXia in 2004.

IRCAM

Musicians

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

Garth Jennings

Director

Garth Jennings directed two music videos choreographed by Wayne McGregor – Lotus Flowerfor Radiohead and Ingenuefor Atoms for Peace. McGregor was also choreographer on Jenning's computer-animated musical comedy film Sing in 2016.

Jlin

Composer

Jlin is an American producer, composer and electronic musician whose music has helped to bring footwork to a wider audience. Jlin composed the critically acclaimed original score for Wayne McGregor's Autobiography, released as a stand alone album in 2018, and performs live with Company Wayne McGregor as part of Autobiography Edits, a compact and stripped back touring version of Autobiography.

Moritz Junge

Costume Designer

A Linbury Prize winner, Moritz Junge has designed costumes for several of Wayne McGregor's works and projects, including Chroma, Infra, Outlier, Dyad 1909FAR, L'Anatomie de la Sensation (Pour Francis Bacon), UNDANCEWoolf Worksand Sunyata.

Kabuki

Make-up Artist

Starting with Sex and the City, legendary make-up artist Kabuki has made his name working in TV, film and fashion, working with celebrities from Madonna to Lady Gaga and appearing in most major fashion magazines. Wayne McGregor collaborated with Kabuki on the make-up and mask designs for Company Wayne McGregor's Dyad 1909, and in 2015, was the make-up artist for McGregor's Woolf Works.

Idris Khan

Artist

London-based artist Idris Kahn created the set design for Wayne McGregor's Kairos, premiered by Ballett Zürich in 2014.

David Leveaux

Director

David Leveaux is a British theatre director of plays and musicals, nominated for five Tony Awards throughout his career. Wayne McGregor first collaborated with Leveaux as choreographer for Scottish National Opera's The Marriage of Figaro in 1995 and again for Leveaux's revival of English National Opera's Salome in 2005. In 2015, McGregor was the Movement Director on Leveaux's Closer at the Donmar Warehouse in London.

James Macdonald

Director

James Macdonald is a British theatre and film director who was associate and deputy director of The Royal Court from 1992 to 2006. During this time, Macdonald directed Sarah Kane's Cleansed in 1998 with Wayne McGregor working as Movement Director on the production.

Magpie Studio

Creative Agency

Magpie Studiofirst collaborated with Studio Wayne McGregor in 2013 to design the award-winning Mind and Movement educational resource. They subsequently re-branded the company from Wayne McGregor | Random Dance to Studio Wayne McGregor in 2015.

Sean Mathias

Director

Sean Mathias is a British theatre and film director, writer and actor. Wayne McGregor choreographed a number of shows directed by Mathias including A Little Night Music and Antony and Cleopatra at the National Theatre, Ring Around The Moon and Breakfast at Tiffany's on the West End, Aladdin at the Old Vic, and feature film Bent, released in 1997. 

Catherine Maximoff

Director

Catherine Maximoffis a writer and film director who first collaborated with Wayne McGregor on the screenplay for McGregor's dance film chrysalis in 2002. In 2010, Maximoff directed three films about McGregor: Wayne McGregor: Going Somewhere (a creative documentary on McGregor, his works and creative processes) alongside Wayne McGregor: A Moment in Time and Wayne McGregor: A Thought in Movement, two dance films incorporating excerpts from QualiaEntity,Dyad 1909and Limen.

Jules Maxwell

Composer

Composer and songwriter Jules Maxwell composed music for a number of Wayne McGregor's works and projects from the late 1990s and early 2000s including Cybergenerationdigit01CastleScape and Alpha.

Peter McKintosh

Set and Costume Designer

Peter McKintosh is an Olivier Award winning set and costume designer. McKintosh worked with Wayne McGregor on the set and costumes for Kirikou et Karabaa musical adaptation directed by McGregor of Michel Ocelot's 1998 film 'Kirikou and the Sorceress'.

Olivier Megaton

Director

Olivier Megaton is a French director, writer, and editor, who directed the 2002 dance film chrysalischoreographed by Wayne McGregor, featuring dancers from Company Wayne McGregor.

Haroon Mirza

Visual Artist

Winner of the Silver Lion at the 2011 Venice Biennale, British artist Haroon Mirza first collaborated with Wayne McGregor in 2015 on the scenography and design for Alea Sands. Mirza has since worked with McGregor on two site-specific performances: Into boundless space I leap in 2016 and an 'In Residence' performance by Company Wayne McGregor at the Haroon Mirza Exhibition at the Zabludowicz Collection in 2017. Mirza's artwork 'Light Work xxv' is currently installed and on view at Studio Wayne McGregor in London, on loan from the Lisson Gallery.

​Tatsuo Miyajima

Artist

Japanese sculptor and installation artist Tatsuo Miyajima designed the set and created the video designs for Limen, choreographed by Wayne McGregor for The Royal Ballet in 2009. Miyajima's artworks have also been exhibited at Studio Wayne McGregor in London, including 'Life (les corps sans organes) No. 18' and 'Life (rhizome) No. 16'.

​Vicki Mortimer

Designer

Since their first collaboration on Scottish National Opera's The Marriage of Figaro in 1995, British designer Vicki Mortimer has regularly designed the sets and costumes for a number of Wayne McGregor's works, including The Millennarium, Sulphur 16, AeonQualiaYantra, Raven Girl and AfteRite

Nico Muhly

Composer

American contemporary classical music composer and arranger Nico Muhly provided the music for Wayne McGregor's 2012 work, in collaboration with choreographer Kim Brandstrup for The Royal Ballet, Machina, inspired by the National Gallery's 'Metamorphosis: Titian 2012' exhibition. 

Mike Newell

Director

Mike Newell is a BAFTA Award winning English director and producer for film and television. In 2004, Wayne McGregor worked as Movement Director on the Warner Bros. film Harry Potter and The Goblet of Firedirected by Newell.

Audrey Niffenegger

Author and Visual Artist

American writer, artist and academic Audrey Niffenegger collaborated with Wayne McGregor on Raven Girl, an adaptation of Niffenegger's illustrated novella of the same name, choreographed for The Royal Ballet in 2013.

Sir 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 in London, with Wayne McGregor as Movement Director.

Michel Ocelot

Artist and Director

Michel Ocelot is a French writer, character designer, storyboard artist and director of animated films and television programmes. Ocelet is best known for his 1998 debut animated feature film 'Kirikou and the Sorceress', which was adapted by Wayne McGregor in 2007 into a musical, titled Kirikou et Karaba.

OpenEndedGroup

Digital Artists

Digital art collective OpenEndedGroup first collaborated with Wayne McGregor on the development of the Choreographic Language Agent from 2007 to 2009. Since then, McGregor has worked with OpenEndedGroup on their installation Stairwell and the collective designed the 3D stage environment in Mark-Anthony Turnage's 2011 chamber opera Twice Through the Heart, directed by McGregor. In 2013, Marc Downie of OpenEndedGroup continued work on the Choreographic Language Agent research project, working on the design and programming of  'Becoming', the interactive digital object ('11th dancer') used in the creation process for McGregor's Atomos.

Julian Opie

Visual Artist

British visual artist Julian Opie first worked with Wayne McGregor in 2008, exhibiting work as part of the Deloitte Ignite festival at the Royal Opera House, curated by McGregor. In the same year, Opie designed the set for McGregor's Infra, choreographed on The Royal Ballet.

Outsider

Producer

Outsider are a global film production company specialising in commercial media. As choreographer, Wayne McGregor worked alongside producer John Madsen of Outsider on The Chemical Brothers' 2016 music video for Wide Open.

John Pawson

Architect

Renowned British architect John Pawsonprovided the stark, minimalist designs for Wayne McGregor's Chroma, created in 2006 for The Royal Ballet. In their second collaboration, Pawson created the triptych stage design for McGregor's ballet L'Anatomie de la Sensation (Pour Francis Bacon), choreographed on the Paris Opera Ballet in 2011.

Plaid

Composer

Plaid are a British electronic music duo from London who composed the music for Wayne McGregor's Erazor in 2006.

Gareth Pugh

Fashion Designer

Leading British fashion designer Gareth Pugh first collaborated with Wayne McGregor in 2012 on Carbon Life, creating the set design and reinventing traditional ballet dress to create bold, angular costumes for the production. Since then, McGregor and Pugh have collaborated on a number of works and projects together, including AnOther Magazine's fashion film MOVEment, McGregor's 2015 piece for the Paris Opera Ballet Alea SandsThe Brit Awards Opening Sequence in 2016, and Pugh's New Yorkand London fashion shows in 2014 and 2017 respectively.

Rashid Rana

Artist and Photographer

Widely considered to be the leading Pakistani artist of his generation, Rashid Rana works in the mediums of photography, sculpture and digital printmaking to transpose imagery from one time and place to another through manipulation, repetition and rearrangement. Rana's artwork and designs feature in Wayne McGregor's 2016 work Multiverse, including 'Notions of Narration II' which is currently installed and on view at Studio Wayne McGregor in London.

Random International

Interactive Designers

Best known for their large-scale public installations combining technology, media and art, Random International are a collaborative studio and art collective for experimental practice within contemporary art, founded by Hannes Koch and Florian Ortkrass. Since designing the jaw-dropping scenography for Wayne McGregor's FAR in 2010, Random International have collaborated with McGregor on a number of installation-based dance performances, including Future Self, Rain RoomSelf and Other and +/- Human.

Steve Reich

Composer

Steve Reich is an American composer known for pioneering minimalist music. Wayne McGregor has set a number of his works to Reich's compositions including Xeno 1 Xeno 2 Xeno 3 (McGregor's first work for Company Wayne McGregor in 1993), PreSentientEDEN| EDEN and Dyad 1929. In 2016, Reich composed an original score for Wayne McGregor's Multiverse, which premiered at the Royal Opera House to celebrate McGregor's 10th anniversary as Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. 

Jeremy Retford

Lighting Design

Lighting designer Jeremy Retford collaborated with Wayne McGregor on the lighting for two of his earliest works for Company Wayne McGregor: Xeno 1 Xeno 2 Xeno 3 in 1993 and Labrax in 1994.

Max Richter

Composer

Experimental composer MaxRichter first collaborated with Wayne McGregor to provide an original score for Infra in 2008. Since then, Richter has composed the music for a number of McGregor's works and projects including Future SelfSUMRain RoomWoolf WorksSelf and Other and Mix The BodyRichter's composition 'Infra 5' from Infra features on Collaborationan album of McGregor's favourite music used in his works throughout his career.

Mark Ronson

Composer

Grammy award-winning musician, singer-songwriter and record producer Mark Ronson, with Andrew Wyatt, produced and composed the eclectic score for Wayne McGregor's Carbon Lifechoreographed for The Royal Ballet in 2012. As well as himself on bass guitar, Ronson gathered a supergroup of musicians to perform the score live on the premiere night at the Royal Opera House, including singers Boy George, Hero Fisher and Alison Mosshart.

Nick Rothwell

Digital Artist

Software architect, programmer and sound artist Nick Rothwell, also known as CASSIEL, first collaborated with Wayne McGregor on the Choreographic Language Agent research project in 2013, contributing to the design and programming of 'Becoming', the interactive digital object ('11th dancer') used in the creation process for McGregor's Atomos. In 2017, Rothwell developed the choreographic tool used for Autobiography, an algorithm that determines the order in which sequences of the work are performed, based on McGregor's genetic code. 


Josie Rourke

Director

Josie Rourke is a British theatre and film director. Wayne McGregor has collaborated with Rourke on two projects as Choreographer and Movement Coach: Mary Queen of Scotsfilm, released in 2018, and Sweet CharityRourke's farewell production as Artistic Director of London's Donmar Warehouse in 2019.

Kaija Saariaho

Composer

Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho's compositions, including cello concerto 'Notes on Light' and 'Eclipse', are used in Wayne McGregor's Limen, choreographed in 2011 for The Royal Ballet. In 2018, Saariaho collaborated with McGregor for the music in his first work created on the Bayerisches Staatsballett, Sunyata.

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Composer

Esa-Pekka Salonen is a Finnish orchestral conductor and composer. Wayne McGregor set his 2010 work Yantra, created on Stuttgart Ballet, to Salonen's 'Foreign Bodies'. In 2016, Salonen collaborated with McGregor on the score for Obsidian Tear, a co-production between The Royal Ballet and Boston Ballet inspired by Salonen's orchestral work 'Nyx', conducting at the premiere of the work at the Royal Opera House.

Scanner

Composer

Robin Rimbaud, who performs under the alias Scanner, is an electronic musician, composer, conceptual artist and writer based in London. Wayne McGregor first used a collection of Rimbaud's music for his 2001 work, detritus. Since then, Rimbaud has composed and arranged the score for a number of McGregor's works, including NemesisPolar Sequences 3Qualia and Kirikou et Karaba. Rimbaud also works closely with the Studio Wayne McGregor Learning and Engagement team, composing music for both community and large-scale projects such as the Opening Ceremony of the FINA World Swimming Championships in 2009, Big Dance, the 2015 and 2016 Foundation for FutureLondon Summer School and ToGather.

Conrad Shawcross

Artist

Conrad Shawcross is a British artist, specializing in mechanical sculptures based on philosophical and scientific ideas. Shawcross provided the centrepiece for Wayne McGregor and Kim Brandstrup's co-choreographed work Machina, created on The Royal Ballet in response to the National Gallery's 'Metamorphosis: Titian 2012' exhibition. In 2013, Shawcross exhibited 'Timepiece', an installation at London's Roundhouse which inspired McGregor to choreograph Azimuth, a dance intervention with the installation performed by Company Wayne McGregor in the former Victorian engine room.

Kevin Spacey

Director

American actor and producer Kevin Spacey directed Cloaca at The Old Vic in 2004 with Wayne McGregor as choreographer. In 2015, McGregor 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 2013.

Joby Talbot

Composer

Chroma, created for The Royal Ballet in 2006, was award-winning composer Joby Talbot's first collaboration with Wayne McGregor. In 2007, McGregor and Paris Opera Ballet commissioned Talbot to compose an electronic score for Genus. Working alongside Jon Hopkins, Talbot also created original music for Company Wayne McGregor's Entity.

Sir John Tavener

Composer

Sir John Tavenerwas one of the leading British composers of the past 50 years. Wayne McGregor commissioned Tavener to compose an original score for his 2005 work Amu. The music was inspired by the Sufi legend of 'Laylā and Majnūn'. A world premiere recording of a section of the score, 'Hymn of Adoration', can be heard on McGregor's Collaborationan album of McGregor's favourite music used in his works throughout his career

The Mill

Visual Effects

Wayne McGregor collaborated with the award winning VFX and Creative Content studio The Mill in 2016 on the D O M & N I C directed music video Wide Openfor The Chemical Brothers.

Aitor Throup

Artist and Designer

Aitor Throup is an artist, designer and executive creative director of G-Star RAW, renowned for his work exploring the human anatomy through rich conceptual narratives. Throup designed the costumes for Company Wayne McGregor's Autobiography, which premiered at Sadler's Wells in October 2017.

Mark-Anthony Turnage

Composer

British classical composer Mark-Anthony Turnage composed the original score for Wayne McGregor's UNDANCE, working from 'instructions' by conceptual visual artist and Turner Prize-winner Mark Wallinger, who created the set design for the piece. In 2011, the premiere of UNDANCE was presented in a mixed programme with Turnage's chamber opera Twice Through the Heart, directed by McGregor, at Sadler's Wells. In the same year, McGregor set his work for Paris Opera Ballet, L'Anatomie de la Sensation (Pour Francis Bacon), to Turnage's 1994 piece 'Blood on the Floor'.

Edmund de Waal

Artist

Edmund de Waal is a contemporary British artist and author, known for large-scale installations of porcelain vessels often created in response to collections and archives or the history of a particular place. Wayne McGregor collaborated with Waal on the set design for Yugen, created on The Royal Ballet in 2018 as part of a mixed programme celebrating the centenary of composer Leonard Bernstein. 

Mark Wallinger

Artist

Inspired by American sculptor Richard Serra's 'Compilation of Verbs' and the human motion studies of photographer Eadweard J. Muybridge, Turner Prize winning British artist Mark Wallinger designed the visual concepts for Company Wayne McGregor's UNDANCE in 2011.

John Warwicker

Graphic Designer

John Warwicker is a designer, and co-founder of the multidisciplinary creative studio Tomato. Warwicker collaborated with Wayne McGregor in 2004 on the graphics and film design for Company Wayne McGregor's AtaXia.

We Not I

Architects

Pioneering architectural practice We Not I made their debut at The Royal Ballet in 2015, creating the set for Act II of Wayne McGregor's Woolf Works, 'Becomings'. In 2017, We Not I led the design of Studio Wayne McGregorat Here East on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.

Matthew Williamson

Fashion Designer

British fashion, lifestyle and interior designer, Matthew Williamson designed the costumes for a number of Wayne McGregor's works in the mid 1990s, including severJacob's MembraneVulture and 8 Legs of the Devil. In 2012, McGregor and Williamson collaborated once more for Williamson's 15th anniversary film 'XV', starring Sienna Milller, Poppy Delevingne and Andrea Riseborough. Directed by Tell No One, the film features choreography by McGregor with 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. The Wilson sisters first worked with Wayne McGregor when they exhibited work as part of the Deloitte Ignite Festival in 2008, curated by McGregor for the Royal Opera House, and in 2009, they designed the visual concept and artwork for Company Wayne McGregor's Dyad 1909.

Andrew Wyatt

Composer

Andrew Wyatt is an American musician, songwriter, record producer, and vocalist in the Swedish electronic pop band Miike Show. In 2012, Wyatt wrote and produced, alongside Mark Ronson, the music for Wayne McGregor's one-act ballet Carbon Life.

Gabriel Yared

Composer

Renowned film composer Gabriel Yared scored the original music for Wayne McGregor's Raven Girl. Based on Audrey Niffenegger's eponymous dark fairytale, Raven Girl was choreographed on The Royal Ballet in 2013.

David Yates

Director

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

Thom Yorke

Musician

Thom Yorke is an English musician, and singer and songwriter of alternative rock band Radiohead. Wayne McGregor choreographed dance movement for Yorke in the music videos for Radiohead's Lotus Flower in 2011 and Atoms for Peace's Ingenue in 2013.