Commissioned by Jefferson Hack for AnOther Magazine, Wayne McGregor collaborated with director and photographer Ruth Hogben and fashion designer Gareth Pugh on the fashion film MOVEment.
In 2017, Studio Wayne McGregor was one of the 27 successful recipients of the Arts & Culture Impact Fund social investment portfolio. The £500,000 cashflow loan enabled the company to complete the creation of the new Studio building at Here East. The ACIF is an innovative social investment fund, administered by Arts & Culture Finance on behalf of NESTA.
Bloomberg specifically supported Wayne McGregor’s +/- Human at the Roundhouse in 2017, and artist Olafur Eliasson's ‘Ice Watch’ installation in Paris (2015) and London (2018), a participatory art piece, including dancers from Company Wayne McGregor, which raises awareness of climate change by providing a direct and tangible experience of the reality of melting arctic ice.
The developing partnership with BT Sport, based adjacent to Studio Wayne McGregor at Here East in London, was initiated in 2016 with the filming of Atomos.
Studio Wayne McGregor partnered up with the Google Arts and Culture Lab for a world-first collaborative experiment, Living Archive. Developed at the Lab in Paris, a place where tech and creative communities come together to share ideas and discover new ways to experience art and culture, Living Archive is a tool for choreography powered by machine learning. The tool generates original movement inspired by Wayne McGregor's 25-year archive, creating a live dialogue between dancers and his body of work. As part of this collaboration with Google, Studio Wayne McGregor launched a Google Arts and Culture platform.
Studio Wayne McGregor opened its world-class creative arts space at Here Easton Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London in 2017. Here East supports the Studios work in the local area.
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.
Wayne McGregor is a Cultural Fellow within Kings College London.
Lisson Gallery is one of the most influential and longest-running international contemporary art galleries in the world. The Gallery have installed a rotating programme of works by leading visual artists at Studio Wayne McGregor including Tatsuo Miyajima, Haroon Mirza and Rashid Rana. The works are installed in the unique hanging and presentation opportunities of the We Not I designed space.
German manufacturer Miele launched the Triflex in 2020 at Studio Wayne McGregor. The campaign featured dancers from Company Wayne McGregor, including choreography by Wayne McGregor, alongside a launch event hosted at the London studio.
Manchester International Festival (MIF) is the world's first festival of original, new work and special events. The Festival is staged every two years in Manchester, UK. For the 2015 festival, MIF commissioned contemporary ballet Tree of Codes, bringing Wayne McGregor together with artist Olafur Eliasson and composer Jamie xx. Tree of Codes premiered as part of MIF in July 2015 at the Opera House, Manchester. As part of MIF in 2017, Studio Wayne McGregor created ToGather, a project where dance artists worked with 30 migrants to create a new dance work, performed in Whitworth Park to complement artist Susan Hefuna’s exhibition. Studio Wayne McGregor will be working with MIF again for the 2021 Festival.
Studio Wayne McGregor is an organisational member of One Dance UK, the UK's industry body for dance.
Wayne McGregor holds an Honorary Doctor of Science from Plymouth University, awarded in 2013. McGregor has also collaborated with Professor Jon May, from the University’s School of Psychology, on research into Choreographic Thinking Tools.
The Prix de Lausanne is an international dance competition for young dancers held annually in Lausanne, Switzerland. Candidates regularly perform extracts from Wayne McGregor’s works as part of the competition, including Chroma and Woolf Works. Studio Wayne McGregor’s principal re-stager Antoine Vereecken has been a contemporary coach for the Prix de Lausanne since 2019.
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 Room, Self and Other and +/- Human.
Wayne McGregor is Vice President of the Roundhouse, after acting as a Trustee for 6 years. For the Roundhouse, McGregor has worked on a project with young people in the 2000/01 season, culminating in a choreographed work entitled 11 digital mantras; in 2013, he created a dance work for Company Wayne McGregor, Azimuth, as part of Conrad Shawcross’ ‘Timepiece’ installation; and, in collaboration with Random International and Warp Records artists, curated the interactive +/- Human installation in 2017.
Company Wayne McGregor was invited to become the first resident company at Sadler's Wells in 2001. Wayne McGregor is also an Associate Artist of Sadler’s Wells.
Studio Olafur Eliasson, headed by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, is known for sculptures and large-scale installation art works which employ elemental materials. 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.
Austrian jewellery company Swarovski first collaborated with Wayne McGregor on fashion designer Matthew Williamson’s 15th anniversary film 'XV' in 2012. In 2015, Company Wayne McGregor performed a duet from Wayne McGregor’s FAR for the launch of their Atelier Swarovski collection Autumn/Winter 2015, designed by Shaun Leane.
Wayne McGregor is Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. Appointed in 2006, McGregor is the first contemporary choreographer to hold the post.
In 2011 Studio Wayne McGregor and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance established a partnership to develop a joint dance science research project to study the creative process in dance. Wayne McGregor was appointed Professor of Choreography with the institution in 2014.
Wayne McGregor is the first Artist in Residence at University College London’s Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit.
Wayne McGregor has worked as choreographer and movement director on a number of Warner Brothers films including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the Fantastic Beasts film series and The Legend of Tarzan.
In 2013, the Wellcome Collection in London exhibitedThinking with the Body, Studio Wayne McGregor's investigation into aspects of creativity in dance collaborating with researchers from other fields such as cognitive and social science.