Artist Statement

“I use dance to explore what it means to be a part of the human experience. I believe that what we do, as artists in the studio, is a metaphor for the journey of self-discovery. Through an open and meaningful exchange of ideas and emotions, the dancers and I evolve our understanding of what it means to be alive, allowing us to bring greater depth and insight to our work. Any product of this kind of process is a manifestation of our search for truth and grace, one that we gratefully share with our audience.

The intensity and passion that often characterize my work is one of the results of working at this level of self-awareness. I strive for my work to exceed, push, go beyond – to exhilarate both the artists and the audience. I am drawn to the inherent beauty of ballet vocabulary to express myself. At the same time, I am committed to discovering new ways to explore and open up this vocabulary, so that it expresses who we are as people today, in this world. Read More >>

Music inspires me, often providing an emotional tone and conceptual framework for a new piece. Our atavistic response to hearing music is to move. Whether tapping your foot or nodding your head, the response (or lack thereof) to melody and rhythm is movement. The relationship between music and this impulse fascinates me and fuels my creativity.

Over the past 22 years, I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to create ballets for some of the best dance companies in the world. Honing my skills in such a variety of environments has challenged me to adapt to varying stylistic ideas, while growing under the influence of many different schools of thought. These collaborations have provided an opportunity for me to develop and refine my singular voice as a choreographer, empowering and encouraging me to push my personal aesthetic and theories of movement in authentic directions.

I am now relishing in this new phase of my career, that of delving into my own full-time company. From this exciting precipice, I can dive into my work, to imbue it with ever more depth and nuance, clarity and substance, power and stillness.”

-Trey McIntyre, Artistic Director

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One of the most sought after choreographers working today, Trey McIntyre has created a canon of more than 90 works for companies including: Houston Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Moscow Ballet Theatre, State Ballet of (Republic of) Georgia, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Washington Ballet, Ballet de Santiago (Chile), Ballet Florida, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Texas Ballet Theatre, The Carlisle Project, Ballet Memphis, Ballet Pacifica, Nashville Ballet, Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet Company, Cincinnati Ballet, Philadanco, Sacramento Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Smuin Ballet and Trey McIntyre Project

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