Artistic Director & Founder
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.
Costumes & set
Zane Philstrom has been collaborating with Austin McCormick and his dancers on the decadent costumes and set designs of Company XIV productions for nearly eight years. His work with the company has garnered him a Drama Desk Nomination and an Innovative Theater Nomination. Outside the sparkling world of Company XIV, Zane frequently designs plays and operas with international theaters in Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Germany, Lithuania and China. He holds his MA from the Yale School of Drama.
Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew is a NYC based lighting designer. Her designs have been seen in venues such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Rose Theater at Lincoln Center, the Kitchen, HERE Arts Center, St. Ann's Warehouse, La Mama ETC, ArtsEmerson, Manhattan School of Music, Joyce SOHO, REDCAT and Highways Performance Space, and internationally at Havana, Prague, Lima, Graz and Edinburgh. With Company XIV, in addition to Nutcracker Rouge, she has designed Rococo Rouge and Cinderella. Her work was described as “…contains the vibrant richness of a Caravaggio painted in neon.”. www.jeanetteyew.com