Jessica Lang (Summer ’16) is a choreographer and the Artistic Director of Jessica Lang Dance (JLD). Since 1999, Lang has created more than 90 works on companies worldwide, including Birmingham Royal Ballet, the National Ballet of Japan, and Joffrey Ballet, among many others. American Ballet Theatre has presented her work at the Metropolitan Opera House, and she has received commissions from the Dallas Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum for its Works and Process series. For opera, Lang received outstanding acclaim for her directorial debut and choreography of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater at the 2013 Glimmerglass Opera Festival. Lang is a 2014 recipient of a Bessie award and a 2015 New York City Center Fellow. Lang’s upcoming commissions include world premieres for Birmingham Royal Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet as well as choreography for San Francisco Opera’s production of Aida, directed by Francesca Zambello. Lang’s work was also performed by Orlando Ballet, the National Ballet of Japan, Cincinnati Ballet, and Ballet West during the 2016/17 season. In September, JLD moved into its home, the Jessica Lang Dance Center. The new Center, located in Long Island City, Queens, features professional dance studios and a school offering classes and workshops for all ages and abilities, reflecting Lang’s belief in the importance of education.
New Works by Jessica Lang with Jessica Lang Dance
At the Center, Lang worked on two new pieces for American ballet companies, as well as a new work for Jessica Lang Dance.