Crystal Pite

is a Vancouver-based choreographer and performer. She trained in dance with Pacific Dance Centre in Victoria, and at programs at the National Ballet School, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and the School of the Toronto Dance Theatre. In 1988, she joined Ballet British Columbia in Vancouver. During her eight years as a dancer there, she performed in the works of many choreographers, including John Alleyne, Serge Bennathan, James Kudelka, David Earle, Barry Ingham, and William Forsythe. Pite’s choreographic debut was in 1990, at Ballet British Columbia’s first choreographic workshop. Since then, she has created new works for Netherlands Dance Theatre 1, Ballett Frankfurt, Les Ballets jazz de Montreal (including a term as Resident Choreographer 2001 - 2004), Ballet British Columbia, the Alberta Ballet, Ballet Jorgen, and several independent dance artists. In 1996, Pite joined Ballett Frankfurt in Germany under the directorship of William Forsythe, performing world-wide in works such as Eidos:Telos, The Loss of Small Detail, and Endless House. She was involved in the creation of Forsythe’s CD-ROM, Improvisation Technologies, and has participated as both performer and creator in Forsythe’s recent works. In 2000, she premiered her own creation for Ballett Frankfurt: Excerpts from a Future Work. The following year, Ballett Frankfurt presented Pite’s duet Field: Fiction – a work she performed with Vancouver’s Cori Caulfield.In 2001, Pite returned to Canada where she formed her own company, Kidd Pivot, and continues to create and perform in her own work. Kidd Pivot tours nationally and internationally with productions that include Uncollected Work (2002) and Double Story (2004), created with Richard Siegal.
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