Karole Armitage (Artistic Director, Armitage GONE! Dance) has created dances for numerous companies including the Paris Opera Ballet, White Oak Dance Project, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Lyon Opera Ballet, Ballet Nacional de Cuba, the Washington Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Kansas City Ballet, the Bern Ballet and the Rambert Dance Company. She has directed operas from the baroque and contemporary repertoire for many of the prestigious houses of Europe including Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, the Lyric Opera in Athens and Het Muzik Theater in Amsterdam. She has choreographed for the camera for pop icons Madonna and Michael Jackson and the filmmakers Merchant and Ivory.
Armitage's choreography was first seen on Broadway in the musical Passing Strange, which opened in February 2008. This was followed by the critically acclaimed revival of the 1960's musical Hair, which opened on Broadway in 2009 and led to a Tony nomination for her choreography. www.armitagegonedance.org