William Forsythe

William Forsythe has been active in the field of choreography for over 45 years.
Forsythe’s works are prominently featured in the repertoire of virtually every major
ballet company in the world, including the Mariinsky Ballet, New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Semperoper Ballett Dresden, The Royal Ballet in London and the Paris Opera Ballet.
Awards received by Forsythe and his ensembles include the New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards, Olivier Awards, Hessische Kulturpreis/Hessian Culture Award, The Wexner Prize, Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale, Samuel H Scripps / American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement and The Grand Prix de la SACD amongst others.
Forsythe has been conveyed (is this the right word?) the title of Commandeur des Arts et Lettres (1999) by the government of France.
Forsythe has been commissioned to produce architectural, performance installations and film works by organisations including the Hayward, MoMa (New York), ICA (Boston) and the Venice Biennale, amongst others.
Forsythe is an honorary fellow at Trinity Laban in London and holds an honorary doctorate from The Juilliard School in New York.
Forsythe is a current professor of dance and artistic advisor for the Choreographic Institute at the University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.