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Wayne McGregor

Director of the Dance Department


Wayne McGregor CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) is a British choreographer and director. He is Artistic Director of Studio Wayne McGregor, a creative nexus that pushes the frontiers of physical intelligence through dance, design and technology. Wayne’s work is rooted in dance, yet encompasses a variety of genres including technology, visual art, film, opera and education, as well as Company Wayne McGregor, his own touring company of dancers.

Wayne McGregor is Resident Choreographer at The Royal Ballet, the first and only choreographer from a contemporary dance background to be invited into the role. There he has created 18 works that reconfigure the classical language, from Chroma, winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production, to Woolf Works, based on the life and writings of Virginia Woolf. He has works in the repertories of companies around the world, including Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. He has choreographed for theatre (Old Vic, National Theatre, Royal Court), opera (La Scala/Royal Opera House Dido and Aeneas, Acis and Galatea), film (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Sing, Mary Queen of Scots), music videos (Radiohead, The Chemical Brothers), fashion (Nick Knight for SHOWstudio, Soma for COS, Gareth Pugh at London Fashion Week), campaigns (Selfridges, Boots No 7) and TV.

Wayne McGregor is Professor of Choreography at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. McGregor's work has earned him a multitude of awards including two Time Out Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Prix Benois de la Danse and two Golden Mask awards.

Wayne McGregor has a First class honours degree from Leeds University, an Honorary Doctor of Science from Plymouth University, an Honorary Doctor of Letters from University of Leeds, Honorary Doctorates from UAL and University of Chester (2019) and is part of the Circle of Cultural Fellows at King’s College London. In 2017 he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the British Science Association.

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