Emery LeCrone is an American choreographer whose highly acclaimed work has garnered numerous commissions. Hailed by The New York Times as “inventive…a ready for primetime knockout” and by the New Yorker as “ambitious…expansive, and dynamic,” Ms. LeCrone continues to push the boundaries as an emerging female choreographer of her generation.”
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s esteemed Works & Process series has twice commissioned evenings dedicated to Ms. LeCrone’s choreography. Her most recent 2014 Guggenheim program featured dancers from New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre and new costumes by famed fashion designer Yigal Azrouël.
Ms. LeCrone has created new pieces for Colorado Ballet, St. Louis Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, and Minnesota Dance Theatre among others. She has received a 2010 New Essential Works (NEW) Grant to support the development and creation of her work Divergence for Oregon Ballet Theatre and is a 2011 New York City Center Choreography Fellowship recipient. Ms. LeCrone has choreographed for The New York City Ballet’s New York Choreographic Institute, The National Choreographers Initiative, Ballet Builders, and The A.W.A.R.D Show!, as well as created new ballets for the Juilliard School’s New Dances, Barnard College, Columbia University, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Goucher College, and The Hartt School, among many others.
Currently Ms. LeCrone resides in New York where she continues to perform, teach, and choreograph. In 2013 she founded her own company, Emery LeCrone Dance, with the goal of providing a home for the creation of her new dance pieces and an environment in which to preserve her past repertory.
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