· 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.
Born in Bedfordshire, England, Gemma Bond trained with Sylvia Bebbs and at The Royal Ballet School. In 2000, she danced Zulme in Giselle in the School’s annual performance.Bond joined The Royal Ballet in 2000 and was promoted to first artist in 2003. Her repertory included Olga In Onegin, Princess Stephanie in Mayerling, Clara in The Nutcracker, the Fairy of the Song Bird in The Sleeping Beauty, a cygnet in Swan Lake, Marie in Anastasia and a sylphide in La Sylphide. She created a role in Poppy Ben David’s Siren Song (2000), which was part of The Royal Ballet’s “The New Works.”
Bond joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet in January 2008. Her repertory with the Company includes a Porcelain Princess in Aurora’s Wedding, Galya in The Bright Stream, Step-Sister and Spring Fairy in Cinderella, Mazurka Lady in Coppélia, an Odalisque in Le Corsaire, Amour in Don Quixote, Helena in The Dream, Vera in A Month in the Country, the Chinese Dance in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, Olga in Onegin, Miettes qui tombent (Breadcrumb) and Sapphire Fairy in Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty, the Fairy of Charity in The Sleeping Beauty, a little swan and the Italian Princess in Swan Lake, Effie in La Sylphide and roles in Black Tuesday, Company B, Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, Dumbarton and In the Upper Room.She created Columbine in Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, Cinderella in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty, a leading role in Liam Scarlett’s With a Chance of Rain and roles in After You, Brahms-Haydn Variations and Everything Doesn’t Happen at Once.