Annabelle Lopez Ochoa



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The Colombian-Belgian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa completed her dance education at the Royal Ballet School of Flanders in Belgium.
After a 12-year long dance career, where she danced as a soloist with the Sapino Ballet, she decided in 2003 to focus her energies solely on choreography. In that same year she was hailed “rising star of the Dutch dance scene” (NRC newspaper) and only 7 years later the Temecula Performing Arts Examiner wrote: ”Ochoa is truly a masterful choreographer with an edge for what dance can and should be in this constantly changing industry”.

Annabelle is a sought-after choreographer that has created works for many companies around the world such as the Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Dutch National Ballet, Djazzex, Ballet de Genève, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Gothenburg Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, BalletX, BJM-Danse Montreal, Luna Negra Dance Theater, Ballet National de Marseille, Saarbrucken Ballet, Jacoby & Pronk, Chemnitzer Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, Morphoses Wheeldon Company, Whim W’Him, IncolBallet de Colombia, Finnish National Ballet, Compania Nacional de Danza Madrid, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Scottish Ballet, The Washington Ballet, Ballet Nacional Dominicano, Ballet Saarbrucken, Augsburg Ballet, Ballet Austin, Atlanta Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, Ballet Moscow, Ballet Nacional de Cuba, West Australian Ballet, Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, Ballet Nacional Chileno, Ballet Staatstheater am Gartnerplatz Munchen, Ballet Manila, Daniil Simkin Intensio Project, Cincinnati Ballet, Silicon Valley Ballet and Joffrey Ballet.

Ms Lopez Ochoa is a versatile choreographer who creates also for theater, opera, musical theater and for fashion events such as for the celebrated Dutch fashion designers Viktor & Rolf’s project in the Van Gogh Museum.

She belongs to the Theater-Dance collective “De Fantasten” with whom she co-directed successfully five full-length produtions and which have been performed in numerous theaters and festivals throughout the Netherlands.

Ms Lopez Ochoa has won several choreography awards; in 2002 at the Hannover’s Choreographers competition and in 2003 the first prize and public’s prize with “Replay” at the International Choreographer’s Competition of Bornem. In the fall of 2007 she was selected to participate with the prestigious New York Choreographic Institute.

Dance Magazine US named her work “Cylindrical Shadows”, performed by Pacific Northwest Ballet, as one of the highlights of 2012.
Her full-length narrative ballet “A Streetcar named desire” has been awarded with ‘Best Classical Choreography’ by the Circle of Critics of the National Dance Award UK, the South Bank Sky Arts Awards for “Best new production” and has been nominated for an Olivier Award 2012.