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A recipient of the Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship Award, Darrell Grand Moultrie has established himself as one of the most diverse and sought-after choreographers and master teachers.
Moultrie has created and staged works for Atlanta Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Cincinnati Ballet, BalletMet Columbus, Ailey 2, Milwaukee Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Smuin Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, The Juilliard School, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, and NBA Ballet in Japan.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater premiered Moultrie’s work Ounce of Faith during their engagement at New York’s David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in 2019. The company also performed the work as part of their Fall European Tour and engagement at New York City Center. Moultrie created Indestructible Light for American Ballet Theatre’s ABT Today: The Future Starts Now virtual program in November 2020. The work was then performed in eight cities across the United States as part of the ABT Across America tour in July 2021.
On stage, Moultrie has provided movement and choreography for the world premiere of Jeremy O. Harris’s off-Broadway play Daddy, Witness Uganda at American Repertory Theater directed by Tony Award®-winner Diane Paulus, Sugar in Our Wounds at Manhattan Theatre Club, the off-Broadway musical Invisible Thread at Second Stage, the world premiere of Redwood at Portland Center Stage Theater, and Evita and Pride and Prejudice at Kansas City Repertory Theatre. He has collaborated with Tony Award®-winning dancer Savion Glover and provided choreography for Beyoncé’s Mrs. Carter World Tour. Moultrie also choreographed El Publico, a new opera at the world-famous Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, directed by Robert Castro and conducted by Robert Heras-Casado.
Moultrie is a proud New Yorker born and raised in Harlem and a graduate of P.S. 144, The Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts, LaGuardia High School, and The Juilliard School.