“…HIS INVENTIVE WORKS ARE A BRAINY, HIGH-ENTERTAINMENT MIX OF MUSIC HALL, CABARET, THEATER AND DANCE.” -The New York Times  

In 2006, Austin created COMPANY XIV wowing critics and audiences with a unique blend of circus, Baroque dance, ballet, opera, live music and lavish design. Recent credits include choreography for the Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Canadian Opera Company, The Juilliard School, Guggenheim Works in Process, Carnegie Hall La Serenissima festival, Gotham Chamber Opera and the Kennedy Center. Upcoming Projects include choreography for Houston Grand Opera and Opera Columbus.

Awards and Nominations:

-Drama Desk Award- Best Choreography (Rococo Rouge, nomination 2015)

-Drama Desk Award- Unique Theatrical Experience (Nutcracker Rouge, nomination 2014)

-The Bessie Awards- Best light, set and costume design (Snow White, nomination 2011)

- Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Grant from Opera America (winner 2011)

-Innovative Theater Award- Outstanding Choreography/Movement (winner, 2009)

-Grand Jury Prize Dance on Camera Lincoln Center (nomination 2007)

-Susan Braun Award (winner 2006)

 

Education

The Juilliard School (BFA)

Conservatory of Baroque Dance