Resident Choreographer for Ballet Chicago, Ted SeymourMarch 27th, 2013
John Manion is the chef for the April 1, 2013 Dinner Party at Chicago City winery, featuring guests Frank Orrall of Poi Dog Pondering, Peggy MacNamara, the only artist in residence at the Field Museum, and Brian Babylon, comedian and host on Vocalo.org. The opening act is Ted Seymour, resident choreographer at Ballet Chicago and the food is paired with wine from City Winery and Chocolate by Vosges. Get tix here. ( make that last sentence live with this link.
Ted Seymour was born in Dalls, Texas where he trained at the Dallas Metropolitan Ballet. He moved to Chicago at the age of 15 to study with Dan Duell and Patricia Blair as a member of The Ballet Chicago Studio Company. Ted later attended The School of American Ballet where he choreographed two ballets for the school and was invited by Peter Martins to create a new ballet for the New York Choreographic Institute. After leaving SAB, he joined Cedar Lake Contemporary Dance Company. Ted joined The Suzanne Farrell Ballet in 2007 where he has danced featured roles in Balanchine’s Episodes, La Valse, and the Act II pas de deux from A Midsummer Night’s Dream among others. As Resident Choreographer for Ballet Chicago, Ted choreographs annually for the company’s mainstage performances and educational programs, and recently completed the critically acclaimed Creatures of Prometheus for the 2012 International Beethoven Festival.