O\'Day Kevin

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Contemporary dance / Artistic Director

The American Kevin O\'Day was born in Phoenix, Arizona. He began his dance training in 1980 at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. After a year he joined the junior ensemble Joffrey II and the following year, O\'Day was a member of the main company of the Joffrey Ballet. After many years of collaboration with choreographer Twyla Tharp, he became a soloist at the American Ballet Theatre. There he danced until 1991 numerous roles in classical and contemporary repertoire. After a year at the Frankfurt Ballet O\'Day danced in the years 1992 to 1995 in Mikhail Baryshnikov\'s White Oak Dance Project and was a regular guest with the New York City Ballet.

In 1994 he choreographed his first piece at the invitation of Mikhail Baryshnikov. Four years later, the dancer and choreographer, founded with composer John King, his own ensemble: O\'Day Dances. To date, Kevin O\'Day choreographed over 50 pieces, including the New York City Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the Stuttgart Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet, Ballet Argentino and the Royal Danish Ballet. In 2008 he created for the Stuttgart Ballet, the ballet Hamlet to music by John King. In Full Bloom was Kevin O\'Day in 2010 Theatre Award for Canadian Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations. Also in 2010 he received the Award of the Canadian Koerner Banff Centre, as part of a choreography workshop, the Face to Face to develop. Since the 2002/2003 season, Kevin O\'Day\'s ballet director at the National Theater in Mannheim.

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