BIOGRAPHY

Austin McCormick

Austin McCormick is the Founder and Artistic Director of Company XIV, based in Brooklyn, NY. Mr. McCormick holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Juilliard School and is a graduate of The Conservatory of Baroque Dance.  His work has been presented at the Kennedy Center,  La Mamma, Symphony Space, The Flea, Alvin Ailey Theater, Walter Reade Theater, Mark Morris Dance Center,  and internationally in  London, Mexico, Scotland, and Montreal.  His work has been seen at the TED Conference, on Logo’s “New Now Next Awards”, and TLC’s “Cake Boss”.   Mr. McCormick is the winner of the 2011 Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Grant from Opera America for new Directors in Opera, and the 2010 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Best Choreography. He was named one of the “Most Beautiful People of 2011” by Paper Magazine and a “NY Style Icon” by Time Out NY. Mr. McCormick was the first winner of the Susan Braun grant award from Dance Films Association, and his films have toured internationally to Amsterdam, London, Budapest, Latvia, and France. In addition to performing in his own choreography, Mr. McCormick has danced professionally for the Metropolitan Opera Ballet of New York, and has taught and lectured on Baroque dance as a guest of the Korean Government in Seoul.  He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree from NYU.