Austin McCormick made his HGO debut with the company’s 2017 production of La traviata. He is the creator of Brooklyn-based COMPANY XIV, a unique blend of circus, Baroque dance, ballet, opera, live music, and lavish design. Recent credits include choreography for the Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Canadian Opera Company, The Juilliard School, Guggenheim Works in Process, Carnegie Hall, La Serenissima festival, Gotham Chamber Opera, the Kennedy Center, Theater for a New Audience, and Opera Columbus. McCormick has been nominated for two Drama Desk Awards (Best Choreography and Unique Theatrical Experience), the grand jury prize for Dance on Camera Festival at Lincoln Center, and a Bessie Award. He is the recipient of an Innovative Theater Award for outstanding choreography, Opera America’s Robert L.B. Tobin Director/Designer Prize, and a Dora Mayor Moore Award for Outstanding Choreography. Austin holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Juilliard School.