Meet the guest choreographers sharing our stage this season!
See Originals on stage at The Pabst Theater February 9-12, 2023. Learn more and purchase tickets here.
Timothy O’Donnell has shared his talents with Milwaukee Ballet for more than a decade. His world premiere for Originals will be his seventh and final new work in his capacity as Resident Choreographer, as he will depart the position to pursue new artistic endeavors. Learn more about Tim’s time with Milwaukee Ballet and read his complete bio via the link below.Read Bio
Price Suddarth is an award-winning choreographer and dancer based in Seattle, Washington. Suddarth studied with the Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, the School of American Ballet, and on scholarship with Pacific Northwest Ballet School. Upon graduation, he was offered a contract with Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB), where he was promoted to Soloist in 2018.
In 2011 Suddarth was nominated for a Princess Grace Award in dance. In 2012 he was named one of Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 to Watch”. Since joining PNB, he originated leading roles in works by choreographers including Marco Goecke, Victor Quijada, and Twyla Tharp. He has performed featured and leading roles in works by William Forsythe, Crystal Pite, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Alejandro Cerrudo, Justin Peck, Mark Morris, Jessica Lang, Christopher Wheeldon, Kent Stowell, Jerome Robbins, and George Balanchine.
Suddarth’s choreographic career began at the School of American Ballet’s Student Choreographic Workshop. He has since worked with companies across the United States, creating works for the PNB Company and School, The New York Choreographic Institute, Kansas City Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Ballet Sun Valley, Olympic Ballet Theater, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, University of Oklahoma, and the Colburn Dance Academy.
Suddarth participated in PNB’s 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Next Step performances (formerly The Choreographers Showcase). In 2015 PNB premiered Signature, Suddarth’s first mainstage work on the Company, which was restaged in 2019. In 2016, the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet premiered his limit[LESS]. He was also invited to participate in the fall session of the New York Choreographic Institute where he created Holding Pattern. Additionally, he was asked to present works at the 2012 Regional Dance America Gala, the 2014 Chop Shop: Bodies Of Work Contemporary Dance Festival, and the 2015 Seattle International Dance Festival.
In 2016 Suddarth created one of the first works made solely for Virtual Reality through a partnership with PNB and software company PIXVANA. The VR film Silent Resonance was featured at San Francisco Dance Film Festival and as one of YouTube’s top videos of 2017.
During the pandemic, Suddarth shifted his choreographic focus from the physical stage to the digital one. He created over a dozen film collaborations, including Corridors, Chapter One: 7.10 with Kansas City Ballet, Signature Film with the University of Oklahoma, and The Intermission Project (a nine-part film series) and Other World with PNB.
In March 2019 Kansas City Ballet premiered Suddarth’s White Noise, and in April 2019 Tulsa Ballet premiered his First Light. He was invited by Ballet Sun Valley to create a new work in July 2021. In January 2022 Suddarth was named winner of Milwaukee Ballet’s Genesis Choreographic Competition.
Nelly van Bommel
A French native of Dutch descent, Nelly van Bommel was selected as one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in January 2010. She is an award-winning choreographer whose work has been featured in France, Taiwan, Canada and the United States in venues, companies and programs, including Ballet Austin, Milwaukee Ballet, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, the Baryshnikov Arts Center, Taipei National University of the Arts, Springboard Danse Montreal and the Juilliard School.
Van Bommel is an Associate Professor in the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, State University of New York, currently serving as Director.