• Ricochet

    BalletX, 2020

    Composers: Charlie Pride, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Stanley Brothers, original composition by Michael Wall

    Costumes: Martha Chamberlain

    Photo by Quinn Wharton

  • Manifold

    Whim W'him, 2020

    Composers: Michael Wall, sound design by Penny Saunders

    Costumes: Meleta Buckstaff

    Photo by Quinn Wharton

  • Wonderland

    Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2020

    in co-production with Seattle Dance Collective

    Composers: Original Music & Adaptations by Michael Wall, Additional Music by Jean-Philippe Goude, Hugues Le Bars, Stephen Foster, Erik Satie, & Camille Saint-Saens

    Costumes: Mark Zappone & Melanie Burgess

    Lighting: Trad Burns

    Photo by Lindsay Thomas

  • Alice

    Seattle Dance Collective, 2020

    in co-production with Pacific Northwest Ballet

    Composers: Michael Wall with words from Lewis Carroll

    Costumes: Mark Zappone & Melanie Burgess

    Lighting: Penny Saunders & Bruno Roque

    Photo by Bruno Roque

  • In a Minute

    Grand Rapids Ballet, 2020

    Seattle Dance Collective, 2019

    National Choreographic Institute, 2017

    Costumes: Ronald Altman 2020, Noelani Pantastico 2019

    Lighting: Matthew Taylor

    Photo by Angela Sterling

  • Again

    Grand Rapids Ballet 2019

    Composer: Michael Wall

    Costumes: Brennan Smith

    Lighting: Matthew Taylor

    Photo by Scott Rasmussen

  • Forget Me Not

    SALT Contemporary Dance & The University of Utah, 2019

    Composers: Nico Muhly, Colleen, Mike Wall, Steven Isserlis & Thomas Ades

    Costumes: Stephanie Jones

    Lighting: Cole Adams

    Photo by Unkown

  • Testimony

    Grand Rapids Ballet, 2019

    Composers: Nico Muhly, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross

    Costumes: Danielle Truss

    Lighting: Trad A Burns

    Photo by Jade Butler

  • So to Speak

    Royal New Zealand Ballet, 2019

    Ballet Idaho, 2019

    Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2020

    Composers: Hildur Guðnadóttir, Dustin O’halloran, Armand Amar, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre

    Costumes: Donna Jefferis 

    Lighting & Scenic: Andrew Lees

    Photo by Stephen A'court

  • Black Eyed Dog

    Sacramento Ballet, 2018

    Composers: Nick & Molly Drake

    Costumes: Penny Saunders

    Lighting: Trad Burns

    Photo by Keith Sutter

  • Sur le Fil

    Tulsa Ballet 2, 2018

    Seattle Dance Collective, 2019

    Composers: Michael Wall, Yann Tiersen, Moondog

    Costumes: Amy Avacek

    Lighting: Ben Johnson

    Photo courtesy of Tulsa Ballet

  • Rock-a-Bye

    BalletX, 2018

    Composer: Rosie Langabeer​

    Lighting: Michael Korsch

    Scenic Design: You-Shin Chen

    Costume Design: Martha Chamberlain

    Photo by Candice DeTore

  • The Happy Prince and Other Wilde Tales  

    Grand Rapids Ballet, 2018

    Composers: Sir Charles Hubert Perry, Alexander Rastakov, Frederic Chopin, Alexandre Desplat, Stephen Isserlis & Thomas Ades, Johann & Joseph Strauss, Benjamin Britten, Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Nicholas Brittel, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Olafur Arnolds & Alice Sara Ott, and Michael Wall

    Costumes: Sadie Rothenberg

    Lighting: Michael Mazzola

    Scenic Design: John Ferraro

    Photo by Jade Butler

  • Nannerl

    Cincinnati Ballet, 2017

    Composers: Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, 

    Hildegard von Bingen, Colleen, Rosario Marciano

    Costumes: Diana Adams

    Lighting: Seth Jackson

    Photo by Peter Meuller

  • Berceuse

    Hubbard Street Dance, 2012

    Neos Dance Theatre, 2014

    SFDanceworks, 2015

    Ballet Idaho, 2018

    Indiana University, 2019

    The Royal New Zealand Ballet, 2020

    Dayton Ballet, 2020

    Diablo Ballet, 2020

    Composers: Benjamin Godard

    Costumes: Rebecca Shouse

    Lighting: Matthew Miller

    Photo by Todd Rosenberg

  • In Frame

    Grand Rapids Ballet, 2017

    Composers: Max Richter (recomposition of Vivaldi's Four Seasons)

    Costumes: Patricia Barker

    Lighting: Matthew Taylor

    Photo by Ray Nard Imagemakeer

  • Out of Keeping

    Hubbard Street Dance, 2016

    Composers: Olafur Arnalds, Volker Bertelmann, Hilary Hahn, Danny Norbury, Domenico Scarlatti

    Costumes: Branimira Ivanova

    Lighting: Michael Mazzola

    Photo by Todd Rosenberg

  • Snap

    Hubbard Street Dance & SFDanceworks, 2016

    Composers: Olafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm

    Costumes: Mario Alonzo

    Lighting: Jim French

    Photo by Alex Reneff-Olson

  • Soir Bleu

    Whim W'Him, 2015

    SFDanceworks, 2016

    Composers: Original composition by Paul Moore, additional music by Jacques Ammon, Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Daniel Hope

    Costumes: Mark Zappone

    Lighting: Michael Mazzola

    Photo by Bamberg Fine Art

  • play-by-play

    Whim W'Him, 2017

    Point Park University, 2020

    Composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Antonín Dvorák

    Costumes: Val Mayse

    Lighting: Michael Mazzola

    Photo by Bamberg Fine Art

  • Slight

    Grand Rapids Ballet, 2015

    Composers: G. F. Handel, Hilary Hahn & Cory Smythe, Herman Hupfeld, Lera Auerbach

    Costumes: Patricia Barker & The Kendall College of Art and Design

    Lighting: Matthew Taylor

    Photo by Michael Auer

  • Ghost Light

    Owen/Cox Dance Group, 2014

    The Big Muddy, 2016

    The Kansas City Dance Festival, 2017

    The Grand Rapids Ballet, 2018

    The Dayton Ballet, 2019

    Composers: Alexandre Desplat, Mark Mothersbaugh, David Hirschfelder, J.S. Bach, Traffic Quintet

    Costumes: Lisa Choules

    Lighting: Scott Bolman

    Photo by Jade Butler

  • Joe &  Ida

    Grand Rapids Ballet & SFDanceworks, 2016

    Composers: Gundermann, Michael Nyman, Kimya Dawson, Hilary Hahn & Cory Smythe, Anne Muller, Johnny Maddox

    Costumes: Penny Saunders

    Lighting: Jason Brown

    Photo by Alex Reneff-Olson

  • Bonobo

    Hubbard Street Dance, 2012 

    Neos Dance Theatre, 2013

    Composers: Astor Piazzola, Bonobo, Arvo Part, Terry Marling

    Costumes: Rebecca Shouse & Penny Saunders

    Lighting: Matthew Miller

    Photo by Todd Rosenberg

  • Down the Dixie Line 

    Hubbard Street Dance, 2013

    Ballet Idaho, 2017

    Composers: Vivaldi, Goran Sollscher, Tiguan Masurian, Terry Marling

    Costumes: Rebecca Shouse and Penny Saunders

    Lighting: Matthew Miller

    Photo by Todd Rosenberg

  • Flight

    Neos Dance Theater, 2013

    Composers: Alexandre Desplat & Hank Williams 

    Costumes: Penny Saunders

    Lighting: Matthew Miller

    Photo courtesy of Neos Dance Theatre

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