Born in 1980, Alexander Whitley is a choreographer working at the cutting edge of British contemporary dance. As artistic director of Alexander Whitley Dance Company, he has developed a reputation for a bold interdisciplinary approach to dance making. He has created work for several of the UK's leading companies including the Royal Ballet, Rambert, Balletboyz, Candoco and Birmingham Royal Ballet. Alexander is a New Wave Associate artist at Sadler's Wells theatre and a former choreographic affiliate of at Rambert and the Royal Ballet. His choreography has won him nominations for the 2012 Arts Foundation fellowship, the 2014 Sky Arts Southbank Awards and the 2015 Critics' Circle Awards.