Medhi Walerski is a former member of Nederlands Dans Theater, The Paris Opera Ballet and the Ballet du Rhin. He transitioned into choreography in 2008 and has created many works since. Some of his most famous worked has been broadcast in movie theaters and toured around the US and China. Walerski now works as a freelance choreographer for Göteborg Ballet, Ballet BC and Bern Ballet.
Petite Cérémonie, created in 2011 by Walerski, will be performed in Fall Works. This piece has toured through Canada and the US, and is currently an essential work in Ballet BC’s repertoire. Petite Cérémonie has received rave reviews, including some calling it a “light-hearted piece full of spunky energy.”
Stephanie Martinez is an award-winning artist from Chicago. After over 30 years of performing professionally, she debuted her first choreographic piece, AviMar. Since then, she has continued to receive praise for her work and received a “Winning Works: Choreographers of Color” award from The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago in 2014.
David Dawson is a British choreographer whose signature works are “atmospheric, emotionally physical, abstract/narrative pieces” that have been acclaimed worldwide. He has received recognition for his work, including the Prix Benoise de la Danse Award for choreography, the Golden Mask Award as Best Choreographer, and the Choo San Goh Award for Choreography.
Dawson’s Opus 11 is a dedication to his colleagues Yumiko Takeshima and Raphaël Coumes-Marque. Audience members can look forward to the performance of this personal tribute at Spring Works.