Meet the Genesis 2019 Choreographers

Genesis is one of few choreographic competitions in the United States to attract interest from international choreographers. Milwaukee Ballet ensures the finalists are given the Company’s tools and resources to execute their vision. This is a highly coveted chance for emerging choreographers to make a leap forward in their young careers.

  • Meet Cass Mortimer Eipper

    Cass Mortimer Eipper trained at The Australian Ballet School and has performed with West Australian Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, and was co-director of the Australian dance/media company, Ludwig.

    In 2015, he won the prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Male Dancer in William Forsythe’s Quintett. His other awards include ‘Most Outstanding Performance’ at the Rome International Choreography Competition for Solo 1.5, which was also presented at the renowned ImPulsTanz Festival, Vienna. He also won the prize for Most Outstanding Choreography at the West Australian Dance Awards for Fleck & Flecker.

    As a dancer, he won 3rd prize at the Stuttgart International Dance Festival, where he performed Emma Sandall’s Body Song.

    Eipper has created work for Sydney Dance Company, West Australian Ballet, Queensland Ballet, Link Dance Company, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Ludwig and “So You Think You Can Dance Australia”, and has collaborated on music clips with Katie Noonan, Ben Folds and James Michael Thompson.

    Eipper’s films have been presented internationally, including his dance film, “Brute,” which will be presented at the TLC Chinese Theatre in Hollywood in March 2019.

  • Meet Aleix Mañé

    Aleix Mañé was born in Tarragona, Spain and began his training at Artemis Dance School. He then studied at Institut del Teatre in Barcelona until 2003. After winning the Roseta Mauri International Scholar Award, he studied at Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza de Madrid. Mañé was a silver medalist in the contest Les Espoirs de la Danse de Montpellier. Additionally, he was named the Best Performer of 2005 within the specialty of modern dance, and the Best Dancer in the International Contest of Madrid. In 2005, Mañé won a scholarship to Compañía de Ballet Carmen Roche. In November of the same year, Mañé danced with Tamara Roji in Ricardo Cué’s Snow White. In 2006, he won first place in the Concurso de Danza de Castellón and received a scholarship for the Nederlands Dans Theater II. That same year, Mañé worked with Nafas Dance Company directed by Patrick de Bana. In September 2006, he became a member of Compañia Nacional de Danza 2, and later a dancer with Compañía Nacional de Danza directed by Nacho Duato.

    In 2013, Mañé became a soloist in the company under the direction of José Carlos Martínez. He has performed in Herman Schmerman, Enemy in the Figure and Artifact by William Forsythe; Sleepless and Gods and Dogs by Jirí Kylián, Casi-Casa by Mats Ek, Walking Mad y Carmen by Johan Inger, Por vos muero, Remansos, Duende, Cor Perdut, Jardi Tancat, Rassemblement, Gnawa and Don Quixote by José C. Martinez, Minus 16 by Ohad Naharin and as Romeo in Romeo & Juliet by Goyo Montero.

    Mañé’s Self won first prize of the Emerging Dancer Contest at English National Ballet. His works CaminO and NinU are also internationally awarded. He began teaching workshops of Nacho Duato and more celebrated choreographers, as well as his own work, in 2002. In September 2018, after working with Compañía Nacional de Danza for more than 12 years, Mañé started his career as a freelance dancer and choreographer.

  • Meet Kenneth Tindall

    Born in Dundee, Scotland, Kenneth Tindall trained at Central School of Ballet and danced with the Israel Ballet and K Ballet. He joined Northern Ballet in 2003 where he was a Premier Dancer before retiring in 2015. He won the Production Prize at the 26th International Choreographic Competition in Hanover, Germany first professional choreographic commission in 2012. In 2014, Tindall was nominated for ‘Best Young Choreographer’ at the inaugural Taglioni European Ballet Awards, and was also selected to take part in the 2014-15 Dance UK Future Arts Cultural Leaders Mentoring program. In 2015, Tindall was nominated for two National Dance Awards from the Critics’ Circle (‘Emerging Artist’ and ‘Best Classical Choreography’) for his ballet The Architect. The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards also recognized his work in 2017. Tindall was the recipient of the ‘Outstanding Achievement in a New Dance Production’ prize in the Broadway World UK Awards 2017 for his ballet Casanova, which received critical and audience acclaim and finished its UK tour with a sold-out week at Sadler’s Wells. Casanova was then filmed for SKY ARTs in collaboration with Digital Theatre and aired in Spring 2017 on SKY TV.

    Tindall has collaborated with many artists across various genres including American artist Nick Mauss and musician Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth for Frieze Art Fair 2014, as well as artist Linder Sterling and musician Max Sterling for the British Art Show. He has worked with film producers, fashion designers, ballet and dance companies, production firms and many other arts organizations including Northern Ballet, English National Ballet, Hamburg Ballet, The Museum of Modern Art Paris, Tate St Ives, Tate, Miami Basel and the Hepworth Wakefield Gallery. Tindall took up the position of Artistic Director of Digital and Choreographer in Residence at Northern Ballet in 2018. His work has been shown all over the world in galas, film and stage. Later this year, Tindall’s work will return to London’s Royal Opera House.

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