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  • Work at Studio Wayne McGregor

    14.12.2018

    We are currently seeking a Company Rehearsal Director and Fundraising Producer.

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    Work at Studio Wayne McGregor

    14.12.2018

    At Studio Wayne McGregor, We are currently recruiting for a Company Rehearsal Director and Fundraising Producer to join our team.

    A dynamic and experienced Rehearsal Director will join the small and intensive team working closely to realise the ambitious activity of Company Wayne McGregor at home and abroad. The Company Rehearsal Director will run rehearsals, be responsible for maintaining the artistic integrity of Company Wayne McGregor’s performances on tour, and manage the group of ten company dancers including their health and wellbeing needs.

    Studio Wayne McGregor is also seeking for a creative and pro-active Fundraising Producer to join a small and busy Development & Communications team, working across a range of fundraising activities to support the artistic, learning & engagement, artist development, and research activities of the organization.

    For more information and details to apply for either position visit the Auditions & Jobs page.



    Image: Rowan Hooper/New Scientist

  • Seeking dancers to join Company Wayne McGregor in 2019

    08.11.2018

    Do you want to dance for Company Wayne McGregor?

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    Seeking dancers to join Company Wayne McGregor in 2019

    08.11.2018

    Wayne McGregor is seeking male and female dancers with strong classical and contemporary technique for freelance contracts with Company Wayne McGregor commencing in April and August 2019.

    To apply, visit the Auditions and Jobs page.

    Ensure that you complete all aspects of the application. Auditions will be held in January by invitation only.

    The deadline for applications is Wednesday 19 December 2018 at 5pm.



    Image: Company Wayne McGregor performs Autobiography, photo by Richard Davies

  • 15,000 hours for artists to celebrate Studio Wayne McGregor's 25th year!

    29.10.2018

    2018 is the 25th anniversary of Studio Wayne McGregor! To celebrate, we want to give 15,000 hours of space to artists through our FreeSpace programme, helping them to share their time and skills with others.

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    15,000 hours for artists to celebrate Studio Wayne McGregor's 25th year!

    29.10.2018

    2018 is the 25th anniversary of Studio Wayne McGregor!

    To celebrate, we want to give 15,000 hours of space to artists through our FreeSpace programme, helping them to share their time and skills with others.

    Through FreeSpace, we invite choreographic artists into our world-class studio spaces for free, in return for them gifting back their time to delivering free learning and engagement projects in schools and local communities. So far 100 artists have taken part, using 4,500 hours and engaging with 2,000 people in exchange. The programme is about allowing space to develop ideas without expectations or limitations.

    Watch the FreeSpace film to see the impact the programme has had already, and its potential for so much more.


    Please help us to give away 15,000 hours of FreeSpace

    To celebrate Studio Wayne McGregor's 25th birthday, we want to give away 15,000 hours before Wayne's 50th birthday in March 2020. That's over 178 weeks of space to artists, and 178 days of learning and engagement projects that FreeSpace artists will give for free. We can give 10,000 hours, but we need your help to give the rest.

    Donate £25 to support 1 hour of space.

    Donate £250 to support 10 hours of space.

    Donate £2,500 to support 100 hours of space.

    By donating, you will join this community of artists, givers, sharers, and makers. Please help us make this happen!


    Image: Alicia Clarke

  • QuestLab Network residency begins!

    22.10.2018

    Our first artist residency programme, QuestLab Network, begins this week with our first round of dance artists and tech partners. More

    QuestLab Network residency begins!

    22.10.2018

    Our new culture-tech programme, QuestLab Network, begins this week with a two-week residency at Studio Wayne McGregor.

    QuestLab Network is our three-year artist development initiative, funded by Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence to create a new network of dance artists, developers, technologists and commercial organisations, leading to the development and delivery of performance and engagement projects around the country.

    Following an open call out, ten dance artists were selected to be part of the programme because they were all open to new ways of thinking, and passionate about technology’s potential to augment artistic creativity and engagement within the arts.

    Our first QuestLab Network artists for 2018-19 are Tony Adigun, Katie Dale-Everett, Rebecca Evans, Nathan Geering, Tom Hobden, Laura Kriefman, James Middleton, Zach Walker & Jennifer Irons, and Kerryn Wise

    We're delighted to be welcoming our first dance artists and tech partners to Studio Wayne McGregor!

    Find out more about QuestLab Network here.

  • The Progress 1000 honours Wayne as London's most influential person in dance in 2018

    11.10.2018

    Wayne has topped the list as London's most influential person in dance at the Evening Standard's 2018 ceremony. More

    The Progress 1000 honours Wayne as London's most influential person in dance in 2018

    11.10.2018

    Wayne has topped the list as London's most influential person in dance in The Progress 1000 for 2018.

    Is this dance’s busiest man? The 48-year-old award-winning choreographer divides his time between the Royal Ballet and his own company and this year has also seen him create acclaimed pieces for American Ballet Theatre and worked on JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts.

    The Progress 1000 is the Evening Standard’s celebration of the people who make a difference to London life.

    See all of the honourees of The Progress 1000 in 2018 here.


    Image: Adrian Lourie / ES

  • Call out for Creative Technologists

    02.10.2018

    We are looking for Creative Technologists who would like to be a part of the QuestLab Network Residency workshops in October. 2018. More

    Call out for Creative Technologists

    02.10.2018

    We are looking for Creative Technologists who would like to be a part of the QuestLab Network Residency workshops with our nine selected artists and who have ‘hands on’ experience of creating work with artists or other creatives using one or more of the following technologies:

    • Augmented Reality
    • 360 video, VR
    • Motion Capture
    • Unity and other Game Engines in creation of artistic outputs
    • Sensors and interactive environments
    • Other technologies e.g. AI


    This is an opportunity to develop exciting, new relationships with artists from across England and to explore the potential of tech to develop artistic and creative engagement amongst diverse groups of people.

    Participating Creative Technologists will be invited to attend other Residency events with academics, researchers, etc, and there is potential to access opportunities on funded projects through the wider programme.

    QuestLab Network is our three-year artist development initiative, funded by Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence to create a new network of dance artists, developers, technologists and commercial organisations, leading to the development and delivery of performance and engagement projects around the country.


    To find out more and to apply, please download the information pack.


    Image: 'Becoming', Company Wayne McGregor use AI in creation of Atomos, photography by David Bickerstaff/Wellcome Collection

  • Wayne and Jlin win the Gross Family Prize for Autobiography

    14.09.2018

    The prize is awarded to a choreographer and composer for the best original dance with original music which had its premiere within the past two years.
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    Wayne and Jlin win the Gross Family Prize for Autobiography

    14.09.2018

    Wayne and Jlin have won the bi-annual Gross Family Prize for Autobiography. Awarded by The Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation, the prize is awarded to a choreographer and composer for the best original dance with original music which had its premiere within the past two years. 

    The prize celebrates risk-taking, vision, originality and technical mastery, and the interplay of the score and the dance. 

  • Wayne McGregor brings Soma, the new COS menswear collection, to life

    06.09.2018

    Inspired by everyday moment, COS collaborated with Wayne McGregor to bring their new menswear collection to life.
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    Wayne McGregor brings Soma, the new COS menswear collection, to life

    06.09.2018

    Inspired by everyday moment, COS collaborated with Wayne McGregor to bring Soma, their new menswear collection, to life.

    Routine gestures formed the starting point for Soma. Movements we are unaware of making – unconscious, unintentional. - Wayne McGregor

    The collection is now available at cosstores.com, with the release of a new film of the performance from Pitti Uomo, Florence in June 2018, choreographed by McGregor, and performed by the dancers of Company Wayne McGregor with score by Joel Cadbury.

    Image: COS

  • Company Wayne McGregor's first shows at Edinburgh International Festival 2018

    10.08.2018

    Company Wayne McGregor bring Autobiography to Edinburgh for their first performances at the Edinburgh International Festival this August.
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    Company Wayne McGregor's first shows at Edinburgh International Festival 2018

    10.08.2018

    Company Wayne McGregor bring Autobiography to Edinburgh for their first performance at the Edinburgh International Festival this August.

    Autobiography is a deeply personal show for the ten dancers of Company Wayne McGregor, with body-shaking electronic beats and immersive lighting, creating dance that is startling in its power and grandeur, yet bewitching in its nuances.

    Collaborating with scientists from the Wellcome Trust, McGregor has sequenced his own genome, sampling the mass of data to determine the order of Autobiography’s spellbinding tableaux. Every performance of Autobiography is unique, an experience for dancers and audience alike that’s never again repeated.

    Tackling profound themes of memory, ageing, sleep, past and future, Autobiography is mesmerising, multi-layered and mysteriously beautiful. It features original music from former steel mill worker Jlin colliding industrial sounds and gripping dance rhythms, dynamic set design and projection by Ben Cullen Williams, multi-layered costume design by Aitor Throup complementing the dramaturgy by writer Uzma Hameed, and stage-drenching lighting by award-winning designer Lucy Carter. The performance order of the dance pieces is assembled in a unique order by software architect Nick Rothwell.

    Saturday 11, Sunday 12, Monday 13 August; 7:30pm
    Festival Theatre, Edinburgh International Festival 2018

    Book tickets at the EIF website.

  • Autobiography music video launched on Apple Music

    29.07.2018

    The music video for ‘Abyss of Doubt’, Jlin’s first track from her forthcoming album Autobiography, from her collaboration with Wayne McGregor, is launched today exclusively through Apple Music.
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    Autobiography music video launched on Apple Music

    29.07.2018

    The music video for ‘Abyss of Doubt’, Jlin’s first track from her forthcoming album Autobiography, from her collaboration with Wayne McGregor, is launched today exclusively through Apple Music.

    Directed and edited by Ben Cullen Williams, the video features the ten Company Wayne McGregor dancers performing McGregor's choreography in Autobiography at Sadler's Wells in London, filmed by Ravi Deepres and Luke Unsworth.

    McGregor's artistic collaborators for Autobiography are Jlin (music), Ben Cullen Williams (set design and projection), Lucy Carter (lighting design), Aitor Throup (costumes), Uzma Hameed (dramaturgy) and Nick Rothwell (Autobiography algorithm).

    Watch the 'Abyss of Doubt' music video exclusively on Apple Music here.

    Jlin - 'The Abyss Of Doubt'
    Taken from on 'Autobiography (Music from Wayne McGregor’s Autobiography)' released by Planet Mu on 28th September 2018, now available for pre-order.

    Music composed by Jerrilynn Patton, published by copyright control.
    Video directed by Ben Cullen Williams.
    Edited by Ben Cullen Williams.
    Additional edits by Ravi Deepres and Luke Unsworth.
    Produced by Planet Mu and Studio Wayne McGregor.
    Filmed by Ravi Deepres and Luke Unsworth.
    Choreography by Wayne McGregor.
    Performed by Company Wayne McGregor.
    Lighting Design by Lucy Carter.
    Projection Design by Ben Cullen Williams.
    Costume Design by Aitor Throup

  • Autobiography returns to Sadler's Wells

    26.07.2018

    After a highly successful international tour, Company Wayne McGregor returns to London for three performances with live music by Jlin.

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    Autobiography returns to Sadler's Wells

    26.07.2018

    After a highly successful international tour, brilliant reviews, and a prestigious design award, Wayne McGregor's ever-evolving work Autobiography returns to the London stage this July.

    Company Wayne McGregor's three shows at Sadler's Wells feature US electronic producer Jlin performing her original score (to be released by Planet Mu in September) live from the orchestra pit.

    Each show is unique: an algorithm inspired by Wayne's DNA produces a new performance order for the dance pieces, once performed, the order is never repeated. A premiere every night!

    Book now for London and forthcoming shows at the links below:

    Sadler's Wells, London UK 26-28 July (with Jlin performing live)
    Edinburgh International Festival, Scotland, UK 11-13 August
    Tanz im August, Berlin, Germany 17-19 August
    Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany 22-25 August



    Image: Andrej Uspenski

  • Jlin to release Autobiography album in September 2018

    20.07.2018

    Autobiography collaborator Jlin has announced the album of her original score will be released on 28 September 2018.

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    Jlin to release Autobiography album in September 2018

    20.07.2018

    US electronic producer and Autobiography collaborator Jlin has announced the release of her original score for the work choreographed by Wayne McGregor.

    The album's artwork features company dancers Daniela Neugebauer and Rebecca Bassett-Graham performing in the live stage production.

    The first track 'Abyss of Doubt' is out now, ahead of the full album release on 28 September through Planet Mu

    Jlin joins Company Wayne McGregor to perform her score live at Sadler's Wells, London 26-28 July.

  • COSxPittiUomo in collaboration with Wayne McGregor, live-stream Wed 13 June 10am BST

    12.06.2018

    Wayne choreographs the presentation to launch COS's new menswear collection at Pitti Uomo, Florence performed by the dancers of Company Wayne McGregor. More

    COSxPittiUomo in collaboration with Wayne McGregor, live-stream Wed 13 June 10am BST

    12.06.2018

    COS, the London-based fashion brand, presents Soma, a capsule collection of menswear essentials in the form of choreographed art by Wayne McGregor, at the 94th edition of Pitti Uomo, Florence, Italy on Wednesday 13 June.

    Known for its modern and functional garments inspired by the worlds of art and design, the Pitti Uomo event will take shape by way of a choreographed performance McGregor and performed by dancers of Company Wayne McGregor, in celebration of the capsule collection’s form and function.

    Playfully exploring the COS collection with a mindfulness and fresh awareness of the wearer, we will  create a specifically commissioned work by subverting these everyday gestures alongside the designs. We will appropriate everyday movement and transform it into new fictions, as Company Wayne McGregor dancers inhabit the COS collection infused by their own individual physical signatures’. - Wayne McGregor

    To an original score by Joel Cadbury (Winged Bull in the Elephant Case, Borderlands), the presentation will be live-streamed on cosstores.com at 10am (BST) Wednesday 13 June.

  • QuestLab Network - call for artists!

    11.05.2018

    Call for artists to participate in the first year of QuestLab Network, Studio Wayne McGregor's new artist development initiative. More

    QuestLab Network - call for artists!

    11.05.2018

    QuestLab Network is our new artist development initiative funded by Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence programme. The network will create a new network of dance artists, developers, technologists and commercial organisations, leading to the development and delivery of performance and engagement projects around the country.

    We are now recruiting eight artists to participate in the first year of the programme, which is centred around a two-week residency at Studio Wayne McGregor in Autumn 2018. We are seeking a diverse range of artists with a background in any dance form, at any stage in their career and from across England.

    The three-year programme will involve residencies at Studio Wayne McGregor and the development and delivery of projects that bring together dance and digital technology to address challenges around engagement. Artists will also receive mentoring from Wayne McGregor and the studio team.

    Visit the QuestLab Network page for more information on the programme and how to apply as an artist.

    We are also seeking an Evaluator and Digital Partnership Adviser to work with us on the programme, for more information visit our Jobs page.


    Image: Ben Cullen Williams

  • Atomos film broadcast debut in 2018 BBC Four Dance Season

    17.04.2018

    The Atomos film will have its broadcast debut this year as part of the 2018 BBC Four Dance Season. More

    Atomos film broadcast debut in 2018 BBC Four Dance Season

    17.04.2018

    Atomos will have its broadcast debut this year in the BBC Four Dance Season. This acclaimed work performed by Company Wayne McGregor is translated into a unique film experience, directed by Wayne McGregor & Ravi Deepres.

    BBC Arts announced the programming of world-class dance on the BBC at a press conference at Sadler's Wells today. Emma Cahusac, Commissioning Editor for BBC Arts, said: 'The BBC Four Dance Season will lift the lid on today’s thriving dance scene through a special season of programming, curated to showcase a broad range of styles and talent.'


    Following a highly successful national and international tour of the original stage production, McGregor has extended and translated his acclaimed work Atomos into a unique film experience, directed by McGregor and long-time collaborator Ravi Deepres. Atomos features a soaring score by musical duo A Winged Victory for the Sullen, lighting by Lucy Carter, original footage by Ravi Deepres, and costumes by wearable technology specialists Studio XO. The 3D film features costumes by Moritz Junge originally designed for the production UNDANCE.

    The BBC Four broadcast date will be announced soon.

  • Royal Opera House announces 2018-19 season with McGregor world premiere for LA Phil, and Infra returns

    20.03.2018

    The Royal Opera House announces 2018/19 season including a Wayne McGregor world premiere for the LA Phil with commissioned score by composer Thomas Adès and designs by artist Tacita Dean. More

    Royal Opera House announces 2018-19 season with McGregor world premiere for LA Phil, and Infra returns

    20.03.2018

    The Royal Opera House announces 2018/19 season including a Wayne McGregor/Royal Ballet world premiere for the LA Phil, with commissioned score by composer Thomas Adès and designs by artist Tacita Dean.

    This new Royal Ballet work is part of McGregor & Adès - A Dance Collaboration for the LA Phil 100 Centennial programme in Los Angeles, which features another McGregor world premiere, performed by Company Wayne McGregor. This large-scale collaboration, spanning two years, is in partnership with LA Phil, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, The Royal Ballet and Company Wayne McGregor.

    The ROH 2018/19 season also sees the return of Wayne's acclaimed work Infra, the first performances by The Royal Ballet since it was added to GCSE Dance curriculum. Infra is a portrait of life beneath the surface of a city, with music by Max Richter, set design by artist Julian Opie, costumes by Moritz Junge, lighting by Lucy Carter, and sound design by Chris Ekers. 

    Infra will be performed 20-29 November 2018, with general tickets on sale 25 July from the Royal Opera House website.



    Image: Sim Canetty-Clarke ROH

  • Yugen: The Royal Ballet world premiere and live cinema broadcast

    19.03.2018

    World premiere of Yugen for The Royal Ballet, 'one of the most beautifully achieved dances of McGregor's career,' and live cinema broadcast on 27 March. More

    Yugen: The Royal Ballet world premiere and live cinema broadcast

    19.03.2018

    Wayne's latest work for The Royal Ballet, Yugen, premieres this month to critical acclaim and standing ovations from audiences in Covent Garden.

    Judith Mackrell in the Guardian described the work which opened the Bernstein Centenary programme 'one of the most beautifully achieved dances of his career.'

    'The choreography, multifaceted, effervescent and elusive, is suffused with passion — romantic and religious, secular and biblical — and delivered with an unfussy embrace of the classical language', said Debra Craine of The Times.

    The Express called Yugen 'McGregor's most inspiring creation yet.'

    Celebrating 100 years since the birth of composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein, Wayne chose to create this new work to Bernstein's 'Chichester Psalms', performed by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conducted by Koen Kessels. He collaborated for the first time with ceramicist and author Edmund de Waal on the set design, with costumes by Iranian fashion designer Shirin Guild, and lighting by award-winning lighting designer Lucy Carter.

    The Royal Ballet's all-Bernstein programme featured three works by the Company’s three associate choreographers, Wayne McGregor (Resident Choreographer), Liam Scarlett (Artist in Residence) and Christopher Wheeldon (Artistic Associate).

    Most of the performances are sold out, but returns may become available from the Royal Opera House box office and online.

    The Bernstein Centenary programme will be broadcast live in cinemas across the UK and internationally on Tuesday 27 March 2018, with encore screenings to follow.


    Image: Andrej Uspenski/ROH

  • Autobiography at Edinburgh International Festival, August 2018

    15.03.2018

    Edinburgh International Festival announces 2018 programme featuring Autobiography performed by Company Wayne McGregor, 11-13 August. More

    Autobiography at Edinburgh International Festival, August 2018

    15.03.2018

    Edinburgh International Festival announces 2018 programme featuring Autobiography performed by Company Wayne McGregor, 11-13 August.

    From the Festival programme:
    Autobiography is a deeply personal show for the ten dancers of Company Wayne McGregor, with body-shaking electronic beats and immersive lighting, creating dance that is startling in its power and grandeur, yet bewitching in its nuances. Collaborating with scientists from the Wellcome Trust, McGregor has sequenced his own genome, sampling the mass of data to determine the order of Autobiography’s spellbinding tableaux. Every performance of Autobiography is unique, an experience for dancers and audience alike that’s never again repeated.

    Tackling profound themes of memory, ageing, sleep, past and future, Autobiography is mesmerising, multi-layered and mysteriously beautiful. It features original music from former steel mill worker Jlin colliding industrial sounds and gripping dance rhythms, dynamic set design and projection by Ben Cullen Williams, multi-layered costume design by Aitor Throup complementing the dramaturgy by writer Uzma Hameed, and stage-drenching lighting by award-winning designer Lucy Carter.

    Tickets go on sale 24 March for all three performances of Autobiography, at the Festival Theatre 11, 12 & 13 August, from the Edinburgh International Festival website.

  • Studio Wayne McGregor receives key funding to establish QuestLab Network

    13.03.2018

    Studio Wayne McGregor is thrilled to announce that we are the recipients of funding from Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence. More

    Studio Wayne McGregor receives key funding to establish QuestLab Network

    13.03.2018

    Studio Wayne McGregor is thrilled to announce that we are the recipients of funding from Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence

    This key funding will allow Studio Wayne McGregor to establish the QuestLab Network, an exciting new nationwide talent development programme designed to support movement artists and choreographers to work with technology.

    Over the next three years, the QuestLab Network will help equip 16 artists with the skills they need to develop new work linked to technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and robotics. Eight new works will be created as a result of the programme.

    Building on the legacy of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, the fund supports the creation of work for major national moments, enabling organisations to reach international and national audiences. 

    QuestLab Network will launch at Studio Wayne McGregor in 2018.



    Image: Company Wayne McGregor and The Royal Ballet in Wayne McGregor's +/- Human at The Roundhouse, photo Ravi Deepres and Alicia Clarke

  • Winged Bull in the Elephant Case BBC Two broadcast date announced

    08.03.2018

    Winged Bull in the Elephant Case, an immersive performance for the screen directed by photographer Robin Friend and Wayne, will be broadcast on Saturday 17 March on BBC Two. More

    Winged Bull in the Elephant Case BBC Two broadcast date announced

    08.03.2018

    Winged Bull in the Elephant Case, an immersive performance for the screen directed by photographer Robin Friend and Wayne, will be broadcast on Saturday 17 March on BBC Two.

    Winged Bull in the Elephant Case dramatises the journey of a lost painting that takes human form, as it strives, with help from its friends, to get back to the National Gallery.

    Filmed inside the National Gallery and underground, in a Welsh slate mine, the film for BBC Performance Live features choreography by Wayne, Charlotte EdmondsBotis Seva and Bonetics, performed by Company Wayne McGregorAlessandra Ferri, Bonetics and Far From The Norm. It is is written and directed by Robin Friend, choreographed and directed by Wayne, and the live screen director is Rhodri Huw. The original music is composed by Joel Cadbury with performances by pianist Joanna MacGregor and cellist Tunde Jegede, and spoken word performed by Isaiah Hull.

    Performance Live: Winged Bull in the Elephant Case will be broadcast Saturday 17 March 10:40pm on BBC Two, and will be available on BBC iPlayer, coinciding with the BBC's landmark series Civilisations.

  • Tree of Codes receives Olivier Award nomination

    08.03.2018

    The nominations for the 2018 Olivier Awards were announced this week and Tree of Codes has been shortlisted for Best New Dance Production. More

    Tree of Codes receives Olivier Award nomination

    08.03.2018

    The nominations for the 2018 Olivier Awards were announced this week and Tree of Codes has been shortlisted for Best New Dance Production.

    Wayne collaborated with artist Olafur Eliasson and producer/composer Jamie xx to create a new contemporary ballet for Paris Opera Ballet and Company Wayne McGregor, commissioned by Manchester International Festival.

    Tree of Codes premiered at MIF, and has since toured to Park Armory, New York; Palais Garnier, Paris; Sadler’s Wells, London, and Melbourne and Sydney Festivals. It will return to Paris for performances at the Opera Bastille in June & July 2019.

    The Olivier Awards 2018 with Mastercard ceremony, the UK’s most prestigious stage honours, will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 8 April.



    Image: Ravi Deepres

  • Winged Bull in the Elephant Case to be broadcast in March on BBC Two

    17.02.2018

    Photographer Robin Friend and choreographer Wayne McGregor direct this immersive performance for the screen filmed at the National Gallery and underground in a Welsh slate mine for broadcast on BBC Two, coinciding with the BBC's landmark series Civilisations. More

    Winged Bull in the Elephant Case to be broadcast in March on BBC Two

    17.02.2018

    Photographer Robin Friend and choreographer Wayne McGregor direct Winged Bull in the Elephant Case, an immersive performance for the screen filmed at London's National Gallery and underground in a Welsh slate mine. The programme for BBC Performance Live, features choreography by Wayne, Charlotte Edmonds, Botis Seva and Bonetics, performed by Company Wayne McGregor, Alessandra Ferri, Bonetics and Far From The Norm, and will be broadcast on BBC Two in March 2018.

    As the Second World War broke out and bombs menaced London, the National Gallery’s art collection was evacuated to Snowdonia, buried for safe-keeping deep in the Manod slate mines. Winged Bull in the Elephant Case dramatises the journey of a lost painting that takes human form, as it strives, with help from its friends, to get back to the National Gallery. Combining extraordinary dance forms, and filmed underground and in the National Gallery, this immersive performance for the screen questions how far we should go to preserve our cultural heritage in the face of violence and aggression.


    The production for BBC Performance Live is written and directed by Robin Friend, choreographed and directed by Wayne McGregor, and the live screen director is Rhodri Huw. The music is composed by Joel Cadbury with performances by pianist Joanna MacGregor and cellist Tunde Jegede, and spoken word performed by Isaiah Hull.

    Winged Bull in the Elephant Case will be broadcast on BBC Two in March and available on BBC iPlayer, coinciding with the BBC's landmark series Civilisations.


    Image: Robin Friend

  • ​LA Phil announces McGregor & Adès - A Dance Collaboration for 2018/19 Centennial Season

    08.02.2018

    The LA Phil today announced their 2018/19 Centennial Season including McGregor & Adès - A Dance Collaboration, featuring two world premieres performed by The Royal Ballet and Company Wayne McGregor. More

    ​LA Phil announces McGregor & Adès - A Dance Collaboration for 2018/19 Centennial Season

    08.02.2018

    The LA Phil today announced their 2018/19 Centennial Season including McGregor & Adès - A Dance Collaboration, featuring two world premieres performed by The Royal Ballet and Company Wayne McGregor

    Composer-conductor Thomas Adès leads the LA Phil and stellar soloists in his own music, with extraordinary choreography from Wayne McGregor, in a creative partnership between the LA Phil, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, The Royal Ballet and Company Wayne McGregor. This unprecedented collaboration will feature both music and dance world premieres.

    The centerpiece of LA Phil 100, the Centennial program forges an exciting future for the orchestra, its music, its city, and audiences around the world with a forward-looking roster of globe-spanning artistic programs, educational and social-impact initiatives and public celebrations for all of L.A., from September 2018 through October 2019. The programme includes premieres of over 50 commissions - the LA Phil’s greatest investment ever in music’s future.

    Find out more about the LA Phil 100 Centennial program at laphil.com

    Image: LA Phil

  • Prix de Lausanne 2018 competition featuring Wayne's work, plus live-stream

    29.01.2018

    Excerpts from two of Wayne’s acclaimed ballets, Chroma and Woolf Works, will be learnt and performed by candidates of the prestigious 2018 Prix de Lausanne competition in Switzerland this week. More

    Prix de Lausanne 2018 competition featuring Wayne's work, plus live-stream

    29.01.2018

    Excerpts from two of Wayne’s acclaimed ballets, Chroma and Woolf Works, will be learnt and performed by  candidates of the prestigious 2018 Prix de Lausanne competition in Switzerland this week.

    The Prix de Lausanne is an international competition open to young non-professional dancers of all nationalities aged 14 - 19 years. The objective is to help young talented dancers start their professional careers. The winners of the competition receive scholarships which allow them to complete a year's training with one of the world’s finest dance schools and companies.

    Candidates of this year’s competition will learn and perform excerpts from Woolf Works (Becomings) and Chroma which can be viewed here.

    The best of the 2018 competition will be live-streamed on ARTE Concert and on the Prix de Lausanne YouTube channel.

  • New York Philharmonic announces Foreign Bodies, a multi-sensory event with Esa-Pekka Salonen, featuring Obsidian Tear

    18.01.2018

    The New York Philharmonic has announced a one-night-only Esa-Pekka Salonen event, featuring a performance of Wayne's Obsidian Tear by the Boston Ballet. More

    New York Philharmonic announces Foreign Bodies, a multi-sensory event with Esa-Pekka Salonen, featuring Obsidian Tear

    18.01.2018

    The New York Philharmonic has announced a one-night-only event with Composer-in-Residence Esa-Pekka Salonen. The multi-sensory event features a performance of Wayne's Obsidian Tearby the Boston Ballet, a debut for the Philharmonic, and the first performance by the company of this all-male ballet since the Boston premiere in November 2017.

    Foreign Bodies will be casual and multi-sensory; drinks and conversation will flow as attendees mingle with the performers, who will give additional impromptu performances throughout the event. The full programme includes Obsidian Tear, performed to Salonen's Nyx and Lachen verlernt, as well the world premiere of a live video installation by Tal Rosner,  and a violin concerto by Sufjan Stevens collaborator Daníel Bjarnason.

    Tickets on sale soon from nyphil.org/concerts-tickets/1718/foreign-bodies

  • Happy 25th birthday Company Wayne McGregor

    06.01.2018

    Happy birthday Company Wayne McGregor! More

    Happy 25th birthday Company Wayne McGregor

    06.01.2018

    Happy birthday Company Wayne McGregor!

    Today marks the 25th anniversary of the first performance of Xeno 1, 2, 3 by Wayne’s dance company as part of Resolution at The Place, London on 6 January, 1993.

  • That's a wrap! Company Wayne McGregor close out 2017 with 3 week India tour

    22.12.2017

    Our 3-week multi-city India tour is now over! Company Wayne McGregor wowed audiences in Mumbai, Bengaluru and Delhi with performances of FAR, the first time the company have performed in India. More

    That's a wrap! Company Wayne McGregor close out 2017 with 3 week India tour

    22.12.2017

    Our 3-week multi-city India tour is now over! Company Wayne McGregor wowed audiences in Mumbai, Bengaluru and Delhi with performances of FAR, the first time the company have performed in India.

    FAR, created in 2010, features Wayne’s physical and immediate choreography, a superb score by Ben Frost, lighting by Lucy Carter and set design by Random International.

    Wayne, the dancers and the Studio Wayne McGregor Learning & Engagement team also delivered over 40 educational workshops and masterclasses in four cities to enthusiastic participants, ranging from beginners to professional dancers. The workshops and classes introduced young people and dancers to Company Wayne McGregor’s unique aesthetic and creative methods, providing inspiration and insight into contemporary, non-narrative/abstract practice.

    The well-received tour of performances and workshops was in partnership with the British Council who ‘collaborated to democratize creative arts in the country and offer Indians exposure to acclaimed international artists’ (Bombay Times) as part of the UK/India 2017 Year of Culture initiative.

    During the tour, dancers from Company Wayne McGregor and Attakkalari Dance Company performed in various locations (pictured) to promote the recent launch of the interactive digital choreographic app, Mix The Body, directed by Wayne. The collaboration between British Council and Studio Wayne McGregor sought to increase the awareness of contemporary dance in every city, performing with and to a diverse range of groups and communities.

    Company Wayne McGregor kick off touring in 2018 with Tree of Codes headlining Sydney Festival, Australia in January. Happy holidays!

    Image: British Council

  • Autobiography listed in 2017's top ten dance

    11.12.2017

    Autobiography has been listed in 2017's top ten dance, described by Observer dance critic Luke Jennings as "Dense, cryptic and demanding, but repays in full." It's an honour to be recognised in such a list, in a year when "contemporary dance caught the shape-shifting spirit of our times."

    Autobiography listed in 2017's top ten dance

    11.12.2017

    Autobiography has been listed in 2017's top ten dance, described by Observer dance critic Luke Jennings as "Dense, cryptic and demanding, but repays in full." 

    It's an honour to be recognised in such a list, in a year when "contemporary dance caught the shape-shifting spirit of our times."

  • Company Wayne McGregor - North American premiere of Autobiography at Joyce Theater NYC February 2018

    30.11.2017

    Company Wayne McGregor will open New York City's Joyce Theater's spring 2018 season with the North American premiere of Autobiography.

    Company Wayne McGregor - North American premiere of Autobiography at Joyce Theater NYC February 2018

    30.11.2017

    Today the New York Times announced that Company Wayne McGregor will open The Joyce Theater's spring 2018 season with the North American premiere of Autobiography.

    Since the world premiere at Sadler's Wells in October, the company have commenced the international tour with a multi-city Italian tour, and a performance at the Diaghilev P.S. Festival of Arts in St Petersburg, Russia.

    The Joyce Theater performances of Autobiography run 27 February - 3 March 2018, season tickets available now.

    Wayne will return to New York City in May 2018 for the world premiere of AFTERITE, his new conceptualization of The Rite of Spring for American Ballet Theatre, utilizing Igor Stravinsky’s full score, with set and costumes by Vicki Mortimer, video designs by Ravi Deepres and lighting by Lucy Carter. Cast to be announced.

    AFTERITE will have its world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera House on 21 May 2018, and will run until the 26th.



    Image: Company Wayne McGregor perform Autobiography in St Petersburg, photo by Vitaly Kolikov.

  • Zabludowicz Collection to launch publication featuring Studio Wayne McGregor artist residency

    30.11.2017

    The Zabludowicz Collection have commissioned a specially produced publication, about Haroon Mirza’s current exhibition, For a Partnership Society, including Studio Wayne McGregor's artist residency, to be launched in spring 2018. More

    Zabludowicz Collection to launch publication featuring Studio Wayne McGregor artist residency

    30.11.2017

    The Zabludowicz Collection have commissioned a specially produced publication, about Haroon Mirza’s current exhibition, For a Partnership Society, including Studio Wayne McGregor's artist residency, to be launched in spring 2018. 

    Studio Wayne McGregor dance artists, Catarina Carvalho and Neil Fleming Brown, spent a three day residency within the exhibition, responding to the space as a studio and works, exploring the crossover interest of long-term collaborators Haroon Mirza and Wayne McGregor. The physical interaction produced in response to the installation resulted in a series of public performances at the Zabludowicz Collection on Thursday 5 October 2017.

    McGregor and Mirza have collaborated creatively on works performed in the UK and internationally. In 2015, McGregor conceived Alea Sands in conjunction with Mirza for the Paris Opera Ballet, in honour of composer Pierre Boulez. The following year, The Kettle’s Yard at the University of Cambridge commissioned a new dance and sound piece by McGregor and Mirza for the exhibition Into boundless space I leap. The piece, which explored the body, sound and space, was performed at the Maxwell Centre in summer 2016.

    Currently, Mirza’s piece Light Work xxv, 2017, on loan from Lisson Gallery, is installed in the unique We Not I designed space at Studio Wayne McGregor. 

    Images: Zabludowicz Collection, photos by David Bebber

  • Company Wayne McGregor commences multi-city FAR tour of India

    29.11.2017

    Company Wayne McGregor commences multi-city tour of India as part of the British Council's UK/India 2017 Year of Culture, performing FAR in Mumbai, Bengaluru and Delhi More

    Company Wayne McGregor commences multi-city FAR tour of India

    29.11.2017

    This week, Company Wayne McGregor commences the multi-city, three-week tour of India as part of the British Council's UK/India 2017 Year of Culture initiative. The company will tour Wayne's acclaimed work FAR in Mumbai (30 Nov & 1 Dec), Bengaluru (6 Dec) and Delhi (13 & 14 Dec), marking the first time that Wayne and the company have performed in India.

    In addition, the dancers and the Studio Wayne McGregor Learning and Engagement team will deliver more than 30 workshops in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Delhi, with a diverse range of groups and communities that have little or no engagement with contemporary dance.

    Tickets for each performance of FAR in India can be booked through the tour website.

    The tour forms a major part of the yearlong celebration of cultural exchange between India and the UK, which includes the launch of the Mix the Body app, a digital dance platform choreographed and directed by Wayne, produced by creative agency Flying Object, and commissioned by the British Council.

    Mix The Body is an interactive platform that enables anyone with a smartphone to create a sequence of contemporary dance, using movements choreographed by Wayne and performed by Anindita Ghoash and Parth Bhardwaj from Bangalore-based dance company Attakkalari and Company Wayne McGregor dancers Alvaro Dule and Fukiko Takase.

    Fans of Mix the Body include Their Royal Highnesses Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall who made their own 'Royal Mix' using the platform on a visit to the British Council in India in November.

    Photo: Company Wayne McGregor dancers and team land in Mumbai ahead of the first show on the multi-city India tour of FAR / Jasmine Wilson

  • My Dance DNA live-streamed talk with Wayne from Studio Wayne McGregor

    11.11.2017

    On Tuesday 21 November, Studio Wayne McGregor will host a live-streamed conversation between Wayne McGregor and Joan Bakewell, as part of the digital talk series My Dance DNAMore

    My Dance DNA live-streamed talk with Wayne from Studio Wayne McGregor

    11.11.2017

    On Tuesday 21 November, Studio Wayne McGregor will host a live-streamed conversation between Wayne McGregor and Joan Bakewell, as part of the digital talk series My Dance DNA. Wayne will talk about his career in dance and his influences, interspersed with archive video footage of iconic dance performances, followed by a 15-minute audience Q&A.

    Presented by London’s international dance festival Dance Umbrella, in partnership with digital arts commissioner The Space, My Dance DNA is a series of talks featuring interviews with renowned contemporary choreographers from the UK.

    The talk will be filmed and broadcast live on My Dance DNA’s Facebook page on Tuesday 21 November 6:30pm - 7:30pm GMT. Take part in the Q&A via social media using the hashtag #MyDanceDNA

  • A Royal Mix

    08.11.2017

    TRH Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visit the British Council in India and create a mix on Mix The Body More

    A Royal Mix

    08.11.2017

    Their Royal Highnesses Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall today visited the British Council in New Delhi, India as part of the British Council’s UK/India 2017 initiative - a yearlong celebration of cultural exchange between the two countries.

    A highlight of the visit was the Mix the Body app, the digital dance platform choreographed and directed by Wayne, created with the British Council and produced Flying Object, featuring dancers from Attakkalari dance company and Company Wayne McGregor.

    TRH Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were invited to create their own mix of Wayne's choreography using the Mix the Body app.

    The platform can recognise the shapes and thread them together to form a dance performance matching the gestures that you have drawn on the screen. After choosing music from specially-created track by Jon Hopkins, Max Richter or Meghdeep Bose, the platform then plays a full, cinematically-shot performance of the unique dance piece.

    The 'Royal mix' created by TRHs is available to view here.

  • Mix the Body app launch and multi-city India tour for UK/India 2017 Year of Culture

    27.10.2017

    This month the British Council launched the Mix the Body app, a digital dance platform choreographed and directed by Wayne, and produced by creative agency Flying Object. The platform has been created as part of the British Council’s UK/India 2017 initiative. More

    Mix the Body app launch and multi-city India tour for UK/India 2017 Year of Culture

    27.10.2017

    This month the British Council launched the Mix the Body app, a digital dance platform choreographed and directed by Wayne, and produced by creative agency Flying Object. The platform has been created as part of the British Council’s UK/India 2017 initiative.

    Mix The Body is an interactive platform that enables anyone with a smartphone to create a sequence of contemporary dance, using movements choreographed by Wayne and performed by Anindita Ghoash and Parth Bhardwaj from Bangalore-based dance company Attakkalari and Company Wayne McGregor dancers Alvaro Dule and Fukiko Takase. 

    The British Council’s UK/India 2017 Year of Culture culminates in a multi-city tour of India by Company Wayne McGregor. In November and December, the company will perform FAR in Mumbai, Bangalore, Calcutta and Delhi, in addition to hosting 45 workshops with a diverse range of groups and communities that have little or no engagement with contemporary dance.

  • The Progress 1000, 2017

    23.10.2017

    Wayne is honoured to be featured again among the most influential people in Dance in this year's Progress 1000 in London's Evening Standard. More

    The Progress 1000, 2017

    23.10.2017

    Wayne is honoured to be featured again among the most influential people in Dance in this year's Progress 1000 in London's Evening Standard.


    As Founder and Artistic Director of Studio Wayne McGregor, Wayne’s profile in the list reads as follows:

    ‘This year, choreographer McGregor relocated to new specially designed studios at Here East in the Olympic Park, a space that will be a hub of creativity across dance and the arts but also McGregor’s many other passions, including science, technology and architecture. This autumn sees a major new production, Autobiography, based on the sequencing of McGregor’s own genome. Meanwhile, he continues to be resident choreographer at the Royal Ballet and in demand internationally.'

    The Evening Standard’s annual Progress 1000 list was unveiled by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and ES Editor George Osborne at Tate Modern, an event celebrating leaders in fields ranging from entertainment, sport, the political sphere, food and drink, fashion, the media and business, and the arts.

  • Wayne awarded British Science Association Honorary Fellowship

    25.09.2017

    Earlier this month, the British Science Association (BSA) awarded Honorary Fellowships to Wayne McGregor, broadcaster Dr Adam Rutherford, and Swansea University Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott. More

    Wayne awarded British Science Association Honorary Fellowship

    25.09.2017

    Earlier this month, the British Science Association (BSA) awarded Honorary Fellowships to Wayne McGregor, broadcaster Dr Adam Rutherford, and Swansea University Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott.

    Each year, members of the BSA are invited to nominate individuals to be considered as Honorary Fellows. These are people who have made an outstanding contribution to promoting science, or who have engaged and inspired people directly through science. 

    Wayne, Adam, and Hilary join the Association’s illustrious rank of Honorary Fellows alongside individuals such as Sir David Attenborough, Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Professor Brian Cox, Lord Browne of Madingley, and Professor Alice Roberts. 

    The British Science Festival closed with a special screening of the new film Atomos followed by a Q&A with Wayne and the presentation of his Honorary Fellowship.

  • Call for volunteers

    16.08.2017

    Take part in an original Wayne McGregor mass movement sequence alongside Company Wayne McGregor dancers for an explosive new independent fashion film, directed by Nick Knight, in collaboration with a major British fashion designer. More

    Call for volunteers

    16.08.2017

    Take part in an original Wayne McGregor mass movement sequence alongside Company Wayne McGregor dancers for an explosive new independent fashion film, directed by Nick Knight, in collaboration with a major British fashion designer.

    Filming date: Saturday 2 September Location: East London (location TBC)

    The film will premiere at a landmark location in London on 16 September as part of London Fashion Week.

    We are seeking fierce, strong, formidable characters with some movement/dance experience (any style).

    Participants must be:

    • 18yrs+

    • comfortable to be filmed in their underwear

    • available all day Saturday 2 September

    Please email nkdanceproject@gmail.com the following information by Wednesday 23 August 11:59pm: 

    • Full name, address, phone number, email address 
    • A short description of your movement/dance experience 
    • A full body image (maximum file size 1MB) 
    • A headshot (maximum file size 1MB) 
    • Your Instagram account name (if you have one) 
    • Shoe Size 
    • Clothes size
    • Any dietary/allergy requirements

    Please note this is an unpaid participatory event. Lunch will be provided.
    There will be a selection process and participation will be by invitation only. You will be notified by email by Tuesday 29 August. Regretfully we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants.
     

    Image: Per Bille

  • 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.