ETER ANASTOS has created ballets for some of America's finest national and regional companies, for modern dance, theater, film and television. He has also choreographed in Europe, Asia and Latin America; his ballets are performed worldwide. He was the founding director/choreographer of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, and served as Artistic Director for Garden State Ballet and the Cincinnati Ballet.
A frequent collaborator with Mikhail Baryshnikov, their projects together include American Ballet Theatre's Cinderella, CBS Television's Baryshnikov in Hollywood (for which Mr. Anastos received an Emmy Award Nomination) and the photography book, The Swan Prince for Bantam Books. He is creating a new work for Mr. Baryshnikov and the White Oak Dance Project, to be premiered in the 2000-2001 season.
Mr. Anastos has the rare honor of receiving two Guggenheim Fellowships in Choreography as well as four Choreography Fellowships from the National Endowment. He was the subject of a New Yorker magazine profile by Arlene Croce.
His theater credits include the Broadway play, I Hate Hamlet, the national tour of Chess, and Playwright's Horizons' When She Danced, based on the life of Isadora Duncan. He has choreographed several television specials and two films, Addams Family and its sequel, Addams Family Values, both for Paramount Pictures.
Mr. Anastos has directed Opera -- Verdi's Macbeth for the Opera Company of Philadelphia and Bellini's La Sonnambula for the Washington Opera at the Kennedy Center. He has also served as choreographer-in-residence for the Santa Fe Opera.
A writer and historian, Mr. Anastos' published work includes essays on dance for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Dance Magazine, Ballet News, DanceInk, and Ballet Review, where he is a member of the Editorial Board.
Mr. Anastos directed the Ballet Project for Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, teaching and choreographing for a combined group of young American and Russian dancers. He has taught ballet classes for companies and schools throughout the United States.
Mr. Anastos recently began choreographing for the Sundance Theatre Festival, part of Robert Redford's Sundance Festival in Utah.