Alonzo King
Dancer and Choreographer
San Francisco, CA
2006 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by the Prudential Foundation.

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.

Portrait photo courtesy the artist.
  • Artwork by Alonzo King
    Migration, 2006; photo courtesy Christine Alicino
Artwork by Alonzo King