Loughlan Prior – Resident Choreographer of The Royal New Zealand Ballet visiting the Tanya Pearson Academy!

We are excited to announce that Loughlan Prior, Resident Choreographer of The Royal New Zealand Ballet, will be our special guest for our April Holiday Workshops on April 17-20.

Biography – Loughlan Prior

Described by Dance Aotearoa New Zealand as ‘a creative tour de force’, Loughlan Prior is an award-winning choreographer and creative director working between stage and screen. He is the Artistic Director of Lo | Co Arts and Choreographer in Residence at the Royal New Zealand Ballet.
Following his training at the New Zealand School of Dance, Loughlan joined the Royal New Zealand Ballet in 2010 and rose to the rank of Soloist, performing landmark works by Forsythe, Balanchine, Kylián, Cranko and Ekman. Establishing himself as an emerging voice in 2015, he became the first recipient of the Ballet Foundation of New Zealand’s Harry Haythorne Choreographic Award, and in 2016 received Creative New Zealand’s Tup Lang Award, travelling to Toronto to stage his work at the Assemblée Internationale. Loughlan was appointed RNZB Choreographer in Residence in 2018 and founded Lo | Co Arts, an ensemble of multi-disciplinary artists, in 2019 with composer, artistic collaborator and co-director Claire Cowan.

Prior’s cinematic and unifying approach to music, choreography, concept and visual storytelling is a key feature within his works. Notable productions include Hansel & Gretel (2019, RNZB), The Appearance of Colour (2019, Queensland Ballet), Transfigured Night (2021, Chamber Music New Zealand, BalletCollective Aotearoa), The Firebird (2021, RNZB), Cinderella (2022, RNZB), Half | Life (2022 Lo | Co Arts), The Sound was our Ocean (2022, Singapore Ballet), Inklings (2022, Ballet Unleashed – Australian Ballet School, New Zealand School of Dance, Canada’s National Ballet School, The Ailey School) and Woman of Words (2023, RNZB).

Under the umbrella PriorVisual, Loughlan has produced a number of dance/art films which have enjoyed screenings at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival, New Zealand International Film Festival, Film Society of Lincoln Center, BalletX Beyond, #60secondsdance Denmark and the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Film Festival.

To find out more about Loughlan’s work click here https://www.loughlanprior.com/

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Please contact management@tanyapearsonacademy.com.au if you have any questions about the workshops and audition.


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