George Williamson

Born in Worcestershire, George trained at the Elmhurst School for Dance and English National Ballet School, where his choreographic work began. Whilst at the School George won the Choreographic Competition for three consecutive years and the CTRL-ALT-SHIFT Award. In 2010 he created Ana-Chro-Po for English National Ballet School’s Summer performance, for Polish National Ballet he created Animus in 2011 and for New English Ballet Theatre he created Threefold in 2012. Firebird was his first commission for English National Ballet receiving its world premiere at the London Coliseum in 2012.

My First Cinderella premiered at the Peacock Theatre, 2013 and that same year George received a nomination for the Benois de la Danse Award for Firebird and created Tempus on English National Ballet for Her Majesty The Queen’s Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace. For Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company he created Dawn Dances and for New York Choreographic Institute, Four On The Floor 2013 and Outline 2015. In 2014 he produced My First Ballet: Coppélia and the following year, My First Ballet: Swan Lake. In November 2015 he created his first full-length narrative ballet for Lithuanian National Ballet; Egle the Queen of Serpents and Murmuration for ABT Studio Company. Future projects include a new production of My First Ballet: Sleeping Beauty, and a world premiere with Dutch National Ballet.

Description of the ballet – Strangers

English National Ballet Associate, George Williamson sets this piece to Brahms Piano Sonata in E Minor Opus 38 First Movement played live by renowned pianist Anne Lovett and cellist Anna Menzies. George examines the concept of ‘foreignness’ from within the individuals and from without.

Music: Brahms – Cello and Piano Sonata in E Minor Opus 38 First Movement played live by renowned pianist Anne Lovett and cellist Anna Menzies.
Number of dancers: Full company piece
Duration: 17 minutes