EXCLUSIVE: One of the busiest dance-makers on the world stage, Christopher Wheeldon just earned a pair of Tony nominations for his Broadway debut directing and choreographing An American In Paris. The show danced off with 12 nominations in all, matched only by another new musical, Fun Home.
Born in England, Wheeldon danced for the Royal Ballet and the New York City Ballet. In addition to his ballet choreography, he recently expanded into film, television and theater, where he has won two Laurence Olivier Awards. A founder of his dance own company, Morphoses, Wheeldon later left that troupe while continuing as Artistic Associate of the Royal Ballet, the storied home of choreographers Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan. His most recent work for that company is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.
In addition to CAA, Wheeldon continues to be managed by London-based Tobias Round.