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A transatlantic leap - Christopher Wheeldon

Christopher Wheeldon, the Somerset-born dancer and choreographer, has launched a new ballet company, Morphoses.

After training and dancing with the Royal Ballet, Wheeldon moved to New York and became soloist with the New York Ballet. In 2001 he became Resident Choreographer and received acclaim for choreographing ballets such as After the Rain. The San Francisco Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet, and the Royal Ballet have commissioned and performed works by him.

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In a transatlantic leap Wheeldon has now left the New York Ballet to form his own ballet company, which will perform in New York and London. The world premiere, at Sadler Wells Theatre, continues through 23 September.

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