Craig Davidson —
Australian born choreographer Craig Davidson trained at the New Zealand School of Dance. Throughout his career he performed with the Finnish National Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Tanz Luzerner Theater and the Semperoper Ballett. He was awarded a Critic’s Choice Award by Dance Europe for ‘Most Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer’ for his performance in Impressing the Czar by William Forsythe with Royal Ballet of Flanders. Craig has performed soloist roles in numerous productions and has worked with highly acclaimed choreographers such as William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian, Matz Ek, Wayne McGregor, Jacapo Godani and Alexander Ekman.
Craig created his first ballet in 2006 at Royal Ballet of Flanders. He choreographed Momentary (2009) for the farewell gala for Dinna Bjorn of Finnish National Ballet and In-Between (2012) which was awarded a prize at the International Choreographic Contest in Berlin in 2015. His first commissioned work was Ambiguous Content for West Australian Ballet (2016) followed by works for Atlanta Ballet and Ballet Dortmund.
Craig has participated in DanceLines at the Royal Opera House in London (2013) and the New York Choreographic Institute (2014 & 2017). His work has been seen internationally in Belgium, Germany, Indonesia and Korea and performed by principal dancers from the Royal Ballet London, Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris, Semperoper Ballett and Ballett Zürich.
In 2017 Craig became the director of Creative Arts Davidson and created Lightness of Being for the collectives first project with dancers Melissa Hamilton (Royal Ballet) and Fabien Voranger (Semperoper Ballett). Since then the collective has worked with arts venues such as the Kunsthalle museum in Zürich and season 2018/2019 sees a new collaboration with the Albertinum Museum in Dredsden.