2014 Route 11 Dance Festival Company in Residence
The mission of Trey McIntyre Project is to nurture, support and produce the vision of artist Trey McIntyre and engage individuals and communities in the experience of art.
Each year, Trey McIntyre Project tours to more than 30 cities in the U.S. and abroad to perform for thousands of people. TMP is committed to engaging audiences and communities, and believes in the power of art and dance to transform, heal, and enlighten. TMP innovates the ballet genre by infusing its classical inheritance with freshness, vitality and depth; and in his work, McIntyre explores not only Americana but the whole of the human condition, taking on themes such as religion, superstition, family and love.
“If you had to pick a dance company to represent the United States, the Trey McIntyre Project would be an excellent choice. This troupe, based in Boise, Idaho, exudes earnest American openness, despite its dazzling, ballet-rooted technique. And Mr. McIntyre is a highly gifted choreographer, with broad appeal.”
—The New York Times
About Artistic Director Trey McIntyre
Trey McIntyre is one of the most sought-after choreographers working today. Born in Wichita, KS, McIntyre has created a canon of more than 90 works for companies such as American Ballet Theatre, Stuttgart Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, New York City Ballet and Ballet de Santiago (Chile). He served as Choreographic Associate for Houston Ballet from 1989-2008 and Resident Choreographer for Oregon Ballet Theatre, Ballet Memphis and The Washington Ballet before forming his acclaimed Trey McIntyre Project in 2008 based in Boise, ID.
In 2010, McIntyre was named the United States Artists Wynn Fellow. He has received the Gold Medal of Lifetime Achievement from the National Society of Arts and Letters, he has received two choreographic fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Choo-San Goh Award for Choreography, was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2001, one of People Magazine‘s “25 Hottest Bachelors” in 2003, and one of Out Magazine’s 2008 “Tastemakers.”
The New York Times critic Alastair Macaulay said of McIntyre, “…There’s a fertility of invention and a modernity of spirit here that are all Mr. McIntyre’s own.” The Los Angeles Times called McIntyre “…A bright light, a brainy ballet choreographer whose best works fuse visceral physicality with a deep and true humanism.” And The Boston Globe stated, “In a field overflowing with aspiring dance makers, Trey McIntyre continues to stand apart from—and at times far above—the crowd.”
McIntyre creates works that explore the human experience in transformative and captivating ways, while he constantly innovating and implementing new ways of engaging audiences in the experience of art.