Colombian-Belgian choreographer, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, completed her dance education at the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp, Belgium. After a 12-year career in various European dance companies, Lopez Ochoa decides in 2003 to focus solely on choreography. In that same year she was hailed “rising star of the Dutch dance scene” (NRC newspaper), and only 7 years later the Temecula Performing Arts Examiner wrote: ”Ochoa is truly a masterful choreographer with an edge for what dance can and should be in this constantly changing industry”.
Lopez Ochoa is a sought-after choreographer who has created works for more than 40 dance companies around the world such as the Dutch National Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, The Washington Ballet, Ballet Austin, Ballet Nacional Chileno, Atlanta Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, West Australian Ballet, Ballet Manila, Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Joffrey Ballet, New York City Ballet, English National Ballet and many more. Her first full-length ballet A Streetcar Named Desire, in collaboration with theater director Nancy Meckler for the Scottish Ballet, was acclaimed by both press and public, and received several awards.
During Cincinnati Ballet’s Kaplan New Works Series, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa will present her work Eros Redux for the first time in the United States.