Since 1982, Alonzo King’s San Francisco-based LINES Ballet has nurtured artistry and creative expression through dance performance and education. Drawing from diverse cultural and spiritual traditions, his choreography imbues classical ballet with new expressive potential and connects audiences worldwide to a profound sense of shared humanity. He has collaborated with distinguished visual artists, composers, and musicians including Pharaoh Sanders, Zakir Hussain, and most recently, vocalist Lisa Fischer. Renowned for his skill as a teacher, his educational philosophy undergirds the LINES pre-professional Training Program, Summer Program, and BFA Program at Dominican University. His choreography is in the repertories of numerous companies including Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo and the Joffrey Ballet. Honors include many NEFA National Dance Project grants and a Master of Choreography Award from the Kennedy Center (2005). In 2015, he was named one of America’s “Irreplaceable Dance Treasures” by the Dance Heritage Coalition. His new work with jazz masters Jason Moran
and Charles Lloyd premiered in 2016.