Choreographer, Dancer, Director Zack Winokur, born in Boston, MA is a graduate of the Juilliard School and Concord Academy. His work as a choreographer has recently been seen at the Centre Pompidou for the opening of the ASVOFF Festival and in the form of dance interventions and moving sculptures that took over the entire Royal Opera House for three days, and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.
This season he directs and choreographs productions for the Aix-en-Provence Festival (Les Mamelles des Tirésias), London Philharmonic (Die Dreigroschenoper), Central City Opera (Der Kaiser von Atlantis), the Royal Opera House (Most of the Boys – World Premiere), International Contemporary Ensemble (Mesh- World Premiere), the Museum of Arts and Design (Triptych- World Premiere), Skylight Music Theater (Hydrogen Jukebox), Cincinnati Opera (La Calisto) as well as re-staging Episode 31 by Alexander Ekman for the Joffrey Ballet. He has choreographed for film with Academy Award nominated director Mike Figgis, collaborating on Dancing on Glass with pianist Rosey Chan and fashion house Boudicca that has been exhibited in Paris, London, Beijing, Tokyo and Barcelona.
As a dancer, Mr. Winokur has performed in the companies of Morphoses, Armitage Gone! Dance, David Parker and The Bang Group, and Moving Theater and as a soloist in work by Bronislava Nijinska, Jose Limon, Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor, Luca Veggetti, Alexander Ekman and Nacho Duato as well as on international television as part of an advertisement for Coca-Cola. Winokur has curated shows at the 92nd St. Y and programmed and been commissioned to make several new interdisciplinary works at the Juilliard School. He was nominated for a United States Artist Fellowship in 2013, was awarded a Jerome Robbins New Essential Works grant in 2012, and in 2011 received a “Best Opera Direction” nomination in Opernwelt for Henze’s El Cimarrón.
He is Director of The Troupe, a company dedicated to exploring the possibility of choreography across disciplines, which he co-founded with Michelle Mola in 2009. Combining dancers, choreographers, visual artists, fashion designers, perfume makers, filmmakers, musicians, composers, and architects, The Troupe has presented work in museums, embassies, jails, concert dance venues, opera houses, night clubs, and galleries such as MoMA PS1, Centre Pompidou, Rikers Island Maximum Security Prison, Park Avenue Armory, Peter Jay Sharp, Clark Studio, and Willson theaters in Lincoln Center, Royal Opera House London, David Lynch’s Club Silencio in Paris, and Galerie Debaume.