Choreographer & Co-Founder of Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company
Christopher Wheeldon was born in Somerset, England. He began lessons at East Coker Ballet School when he was eight years old. From age eleven to eighteen Wheeldon trained at London's Royal Ballet School. While he loved dancing, Wheeldon saw a future with choreography. Wheeldon was accepted into the Royal Ballet Company (RBC) in 1991. After 2 years of being with RBC, Wheeldon took a trip to New York, and while visiting the New York City Ballet, he was offered a spot on their company. He quit dancing at the end of the spring season in 2000 so that he could pursue choreography.
Pieces of choreography
Le Voyage (1994), Danses bohémiennes (1996), Scènes de ballet (1999), Center Stage (2000), Ballets russes (2005), The Sleeping Beauty (2008), and others.
Christopher Wheeldon's Tide Harmonic - First Original Work for PNB
Dance Styles in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - The Royal Ballet