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Donald Byrd

County: King County




James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award 2016
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Tony Award nominated Donald Byrd became Artistic Director of Spectrum Dance Theater in December 2002. From 1978-2002, he was Artistic Director of the New York-based Donald Byrd/The Group, a critically acclaimed contemporary dance company that toured extensively, both nationally and internationally. He’s credited with more than 100 modern dance works for his own groups as well as for The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, and The Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco), among others; and choreographies for classical companies, including Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, Aterballetto, and Oregon Ballet Theater. His work in theater and opera includes The New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, CenterStage, the Intiman Theater, San Francisco Opera, New York City Opera and Seattle Opera.

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