Christopher Wheeldon

There have been rumblings about Christopher Wheeldon's Broadway project for a while now, but yesterday the official word went out: Wheeldon is directing and choreographing a new production of the Gershwins' An American in Paris. The show will premiere at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris in December of 2014 before coming to Broadway in the spring of 2015—Wheeldon's Broadway debut.

Is ballet's post-Balanchine choreography rut finally over? Roslyn Sulcas, a contributor to Pointe, argues today in The New York Times that it is. She points out that works by Christopher Wheeldon, Alexei Ratmansky and Wayne McGregor offer a completely new way of using the classical vocabulary.

He may be British, but Christopher Wheeldon was just given one of America's oldest honors. Earlier this month, the choreographer was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, founded in 1780. He joins a list of such notables as Thomas Jefferson, Washington Irving, Duke Ellington, Mark Morris and thousands of others. Congrats!

Senior editor Jenny Stahl recently called New York City Ballet principal Daniel Ulbricht "Superman," and I can't think of a better way to describe the phenomenally talented dancer and teacher, who seems to be everywhere at once these days. (We recently posted a poll asking who your favorite dancer-teacher was, and Ulbricht cleaned up.)

Published November 25, 2009
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Published November 24, 2009
Using everything you’ve got—and tapping everyone you know—is the key to building a career.more »
Published November 23, 2009
In Pointe’s debut issue, we profiled an energetic young New York City Ballet dancer and choreographer named Christopher Wheeldon. “As an emerging choreographer, it was fantastic to have exposure from Pointe,” says Wheeldon. “So much of getting out there, having your work seen and being hired…more »
Published November 23, 2009
Wheeldon brings the 16-year-old to Colorado’s dance festival.more »