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Trey McIntyre Project

About this Artist

TREY MCINTYRE is one of the most sought-after choreographers working today. Born in Wichita, KS, McIntyre has created a canon of more than 90 works for companies such as American Ballet Theatre, Stuttgart Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, New York City Ballet, and Ballet de Santiago (Chile). He served as Choreographic Associate for Houston Ballet from 1989-2008 and Resident Choreographer for Oregon Ballet Theatre, Ballet Memphis, and the Washington Ballet before forming his acclaimed Trey McIntyre Project in 2008, based in Boise, ID.

In 2010 McIntyre was named the United States Artists Wynn Fellow. He has received two choreographic fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Choo-San Goh Award for Choreography, was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2001, one of People magazine’s “25 Hottest Bachelors” in 2003, and one of Out Magazine’s 2008 “Tastemakers.” New York Times critic Alastair Macauley said of McIntyre “there’s a fertility of invention and a modernity of spirit here that are all Mr. McIntyre’s own” and the Los Angeles Times told the world to “keep [their] eye on Trey McIntyre, who creates brilliant works” in their dance preview of the 21st century.

Focusing primarily on Trey McIntyre Project, McIntyre spends his time creating works that explore the human experience in transformative and captivating ways by creating a unique culture for audience members to explore the work.

Benjamin Behrends – TenderfootBorn: Santa Rosa, CA

Training: Santa Rosa Dance Theater, Academy of Ballet, Boston Ballet Trainee Program

Professional Experience: Smuin Ballet

Chanel DaSilvaBorn: Brooklyn, NY

Training: Creative Outlet Dance Theater of Brooklyn, F.H. LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and the Performing Arts, The Alvin Ailey School, The Juilliard School

Lauren EdsonBorn: Boise, IDTraining: The Juilliard School, Ballet Idaho Academy, North Carolina School of the Arts

Professional Experience: Portland Opera, Lane Hunter {dance}, Hubbard Street 2, Ballet Idaho, Idaho Dance Theatre

Jason HartleyBorn: Des Moines, IA

Training: North Carolina School of the Arts

Professional Experience: Washington Ballet, ARKA Ballet, CityDance Ensemble, American Repertory Ballet, Ballet Met Columbus

Brett PerryBorn: Greenwood, IN

Training: The Dance Company, the Juilliard School

Yarinet Restrepo –TenderfootBorn: Tampa, FL

Training: Mencia and Pikieris School of Dance, New World School of the Arts, The Art of Classical Ballet

Professional Experience: Grand Rapids Ballet Company, Hubbard Street 2

Annali RoseBorn: Santa Cruz, CA

Training: Sacramento Ballet Apprentice, Yuma Ballet Academy

Professional Experience: Sacramento Ballet, Larry Pech Dance Company

John Michael SchertBorn: Valdosta, GA

Training: North Carolina School of the Arts, Valdosta Dance Theater

Professional Experience: Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, American Ballet Theatre

Travis WalkerBorn: Syracuse, NYTraining: Ballet Arts Theatre, Usdan Center for the Performing Arts, New York State Summer School of the Arts, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

Professional Experience: Ballet San Jose, Alberta Ballet, Smuin Ballet

Ashley WerhunBorn: Edmonton, ALB

Training: School of Alberta Ballet, Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet Ensemble

Professional Experience: Ballet British Columbia

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