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Wayne McGregor

Wayne McGregor CBE

Cultural Fellow


Wayne McGregor CBE is a Cultural Fellow within King's College London.  

Wayne is a multi-award-winning British choreographer and director. He is Artistic Director of Studio Wayne McGregor, the creative engine of his life-long choreographic enquiry into thinking through and with the body. Studio Wayne McGregor encompasses Company Wayne McGregor, his own touring company of dancers; creative collaborations across dance, film, music, visual art, technology and science; and highly specialized Creative Learning and Research programmes. Studio Wayne McGregor will move into its own newly created studio spaces at Here East in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2016.

McGregor is also Resident Choreographer at The Royal Ballet, where his productions are acclaimed for their daring reconfiguring of classical language. He is Professor of Choreography at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and has an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Plymouth University. 

McGregor is regularly commissioned by and has works in the repertories of the most important ballet companies around the world, including Paris Opera Ballet, New York City Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. He has choreographed for theatre, opera, film (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Warner Brothers’ forthcoming Tarzan), music videos (Radiohead), fashion (Gareth Pugh at New York Fashion Week, 2014), TV (Paloma Faith’s Brit Awards performance, 2015), and site specific performances (Big Dance Trafalgar Square, 2012). McGregor's work has earned him three Critics' Circle Awards, two Time Out Awards, two South Bank Show Awards, two Olivier Awards, a prix Benois de la Danse and a Critics’ Prize at the Golden Mask Awards. In 2011 McGregor was awarded a CBE for Services to Dance. 

Most recently he premiered Tree of Codes for Company Wayne McGregor, Woolf Works for The Royal Ballet, Kairos for Zurich Ballet, and presented Thinking with the Body at Wellcome Collection, an exhibition exploring his collaborative enquiry into choreographic thinking.

Studio Wayne McGregor is one of eight partner organisations delivering the Experience Module of the MA in Arts & Cultural Management at King’s Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries.