Alonzo King

(1952 – ) 

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Alonzo King is a American choreographer who has works in the repertories of the Swedish Royal Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, Ballet Bejart, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Hong Kong Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, and Hubbard St. Renowned for his skill as a teacher, Mr. King has been guest ballet master for dance companies around the globe.

King is the director of the international touring company Alonzo King LINES Ballet housed in San Francisco with the Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican University of California, Training Program, Summer Program, and Dance Center. 

In 2005 he was named a Master of Choreography by the Kennedy Center. He is a former commissioner for the city and county of San Francisco and a writer and lecturer on the art of dance. He was awarded the Green Honors Chair Professorship from Texas Christian University, and holds an honorary Doctorate from Dominican University of California and California Institute of the Arts. In 2014 King was appointed to the advisory council of the newly established Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University.