Portrait photo courtesy the artist

Alonzo King

USA Prudential Fellow

  • Dance
  • 2006

    San Francisco, CA


    Choreographer Alonzo King is the founder and artistic director of LINES Ballet in San Francisco, California. King is one of the foremost innovators in contemporary ballet, adapting its forms and discipline for today’s audiences. He has created works for Alvin Ailey, the Dallas Opera, the Joffrey Ballet, the Royal Swedish Ballet, and the June Watanabe Dance Company, among others. King’s works have been performed recently at Kraftwerk in Wolfsburg, Germany; the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco; and City Center in New York City. He received an honorary doctorate from Dominican University of California, the Lehman Award for Choreography, and two Bessie Awards for Choreography and was named a Master of African American Choreography by the Kennedy Center for the Arts.

    Migration, 2006; photo courtesy Christine Alicino

    Migration, 2006; photo courtesy Christine Alicino