Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

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Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet was a New York City-based contemporary ballet company.

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet was founded in 2003 by Nancy Walton Laurie.[1] It had sixteen dancers.[1][2]

Cedar Lake offered a wide-ranging repertory, including works by Alexander Ekman, Jiří Kylián, Hofesh Shechter,[1] Crystal Pite, Jacopo Godani, Angelin Preljocaj, Ohad Naharin, Didy Veldman, Jo Strømgren, Regina van Berkel and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.

Cedar Lake is featured in the motion picture The Adjustment Bureau, including original choreography for the film's star Emily Blunt.

On March 20, 2015, artistic director Alexandra Damiani announced to the troupe that the company would close.[2] The comapany concluded at Brooklyn Academy of Music in June, 2015 with a final world premiere by Richard Siegal.

Artistic staff[edit]

The troup of the Cedar Lake Ballet at the end of a representation of Orbo Novo by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, in Rome
  • Alexandra Damiani, Artistic Director
  • Crystal Pite, Associate Choreographer


  • Jon Bond
  • Patrick Coker (apprentice)
  • Nickemil Concepcion
  • Vânia Doutel Vaz
  • Daphne Fernberger (apprentice)
  • Joseph Kudra
  • Navarra Novy-Williams
  • Raymond Pinto
  • Guillome Quéau
  • Matthew Rich
  • Ida Saki
  • Joaquim de Santana
  • Rachelle Scott
  • Ebony Williams
  • Jin Young Won
  • Madeline Wong


  1. ^ a b c Luke Jennings, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet – review: Sadler's Wells, London, The Guardian, 21 October 2012
  2. ^ a b Voien, Guelda (March 20, 2015). "Breaking: Top N.Y. Avant-Garde Ballet Company Closes". New York Observer. Retrieved March 20, 2015. 

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