· CHOREOGRAPHERS ·
born in Adelaide, Australia, trained at the Australian Ballet School before joining the Australian Ballet in 2001, where she danced for ten years as a Principal. In 2011, Danielle left Australia to join Houston Ballet and in 2012 moved again to join the prestigious Nederlands Dans Theater. Rowe has performed in a large variety of works and worked intimately with many acclaimed choreographers, notably Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, Crystal Pite, Wayne McGregor, Paul Lightfoot, Sol Leon and Alexander Eckman.
In early 2015, Danielle made her choreographic debut with Margarie & Thomas for Nederlands Dans Theater’s SWITCH program. She then relocated to San Francisco later that year, where she continued her choreographic career, creating works such as For Pixie and The Old Child for SFDanceworks (2016/17/18), Adam’s Key for Grand Rapids Ballet (2018), Remember, Mama for Royal New Zealand Ballet (2018), Dreamland for Ballet Idahao (2019) and UnSaid for San Francisco Ballet (2019). She also choreographed for the award-winning dance film Sirens Tango (featuring principal dancers, Sasha de Sola and Luke Ingham of San Francisco Ballet), and the cross-disciplinary immersive theater productions of FURY (a collaboration between San Francisco Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet and indie-pop band YASSOU) and Before You Had A Name (a collaboration between Barak Ballet, San Francisco Ballet principal, Sarah Van Patten, violinist, Heather Powell, and multi-media artist, Alisa Lapidus).
A graduate of Nanjing University of Arts’ four-year dance and choreography major, Ying joined the faculty of Sichuan University of Arts and Culture in 2005. As the head of the dance department, she choreographed a work on her students that received a China Dance Lotus Award in 2008 and led them to tour in Hong Kong, Hungary and Germany.
Ying moved to New York City in 2010 to study at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance and joined the Martha Graham Dance Company just one year later, launching her professional dance career. Ying dances lead roles in Graham classics, including Chronicle, Cave of the Heart and Errand Into the Maze. Through the Company, she has danced for contemporary choreographers such as Nacho Duato, Marie Chouinard, Pontus Lidberg, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Annie-B.
Gemma Bond has been a professional ballet dancer for nearly 20 years, beginning her career at The Royal Ballet in England in 2000, and joining American Ballet Theatre in 2008. Bond got her first taste of choreography at 13 when she competed in the Royal Ballet’s Sir Kenneth Macmillan Choreographic Competition. From 2010 to the present, she has created three new ballets for ABT’s Choreographic Institute as well as works for Atlanta Ballet, New York Theater Ballet, the Washington Ballet, ABT Studio Company, intermezzo Ballet Company, the Hartt School and Ballet Sun Valley.
Her choreography has been performed at the prestigious Erik Bruhn Competition, City Center’s Fall for Dance, the Youth America Grand Prix Gala, the 92nd Street Y, The Joyce, Jacob’s Pillow, and she has worked on commercial projects with 1stAveMachine. In 2014 she was awarded the fellowship grant from the New York Choreographic Institute (an affiliate of New York City Ballet) and she has also received grants from the Virginia B. Toulmin foundation. Ms. Bond is a 2017-2018 New York City Center Choreography Fellow, the recipient of a 2017 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship, and the 2018 winner of the Clive Barnes foundation Award for dance. Bond’s upcoming projects include a fall World Premiere with American Ballet Theatre in 2019.