“…his inventive works are a brainy, high-entertainment mix of music hall, cabaret, theater and dance.”
Austin’s work has been presented at the Kennedy Center, LA MAMMA, Symphony Space, The Flea, Alvin Ailey Theater, Walter Reade Theater, Mark Morris Dance Center- and internationally in London, Mexico, Scotland, and Montreal. His work has been seen at the TED Conference, on Logo’s New Now Next Awards, and TLC’s The Cake Boss.
Austin was the winner of the 2011 Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Grant from Opera America for new Directors in Opera. He was the winner of the 2010 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Best Choreography. Austin was named one of the most BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE of 2011 by Paper Magazine and a NY STYLE ICON by Time Out NY. He was the first winner of the SUSAN BRAUN grant award from Dance Films Association, his films have toured internationally to Amsterdam, London, Budapest, Latvia, and France. His short film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Dance on Camera Festival Lincoln Center.
Austin holds a BFA from the Juilliard School and is a graduate of The Conservatory of Baroque Dance. He is an alumnus of the Harid Conservatory and North Carolina School of the Arts. In addition to performing in his own choreography, McCormick has danced professionally for the Metropolitan Opera Ballet of New York, and has taught and lectured on Baroque dance as a guest of the Korean Government in Seoul. He is currently pursuing a Masters degree from NYU.