Crystal Pite

(15th December 1970)

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Crystal Pite is a Canadian choreographer, performer and former company member of Ballet British Columbia and William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt. Crystal is Associate Choreographer of Nederlands Dans Theater and Associate Dance Artist of National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

In 2002 she formed Kidd Pivot and continues to create and perform in her own work.  The company tours nationally and internationally, performing such highly demanded and critically acclaimed works as Dark Matters and Lost Action

Kidd Pivot’s residency at the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt (2010-2012) provided her the opportunity to create and tour her most recent works, The You Show and The Tempest Replica, with her dancers and collaborators.

Crystal is the recipient of the Banff Centre’s Clifford E. Lee Award (1995), the Bonnie Bird North American Choreography Award (2004), and the Isadora Award (2005). Her work has received several Dora Mavor Moore Awards (2009, 2012), and a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award (2006). She is the recipient of the 2008 Governor General of Canada’s Performing Arts Award, Mentorship Program. Most recently, she was awarded the 2011 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award and the 2012 Canada Council’s Jacqueline Lemieux Prize. She is also an Associate Artist of Sadler’s Wells. Most recently, she received a Laurence Olivier Award (2015) for Outstanding Achievement in Dance.