In the 1900s, Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes brought innovative choreographers, designers and artists of the time together to create new work that changed the future of ballet. Timothy O’Donnell, Nicole Teague-Howell and Petr Zahradnícek use this as a blueprint for their reinventions of The Rite of Spring, The Firebird and Petrushka.
After several years dancing as a leading artist, Nicole Teague-Howell collaborated with local musician LUXI to create her first piece, Pull, which premiered in MXE Milwaukee Mixed in February 2018. Timothy O'Donnell made his Milwaukee debut in the Genesis 2009, where he won both the competition and the Audience Choice Award. Since joining Milwaukee Ballet Company, he has premiered six works as resident choreographer. Petr Zahradnícek a longtime dancer with Milwaukee Ballet, and continues his relationship with Company, Milwaukee Ballet II and its School & Academy.