Ballet’s Hot Young Thing

Christopher Wheeldon is the most acclaimed choreographer of his generation. “Now 30, Wheeldon has 12 works in New York City Ballet’s repertory, and is besieged by commissions from elsewhere. Over the next couple of months, new pieces by him are being performed in London by the George Piper Dances and the Royal Ballet. And next week, at the specific request of the Edinburgh festival, San Francisco Ballet is devoting an entire programme to his work. This is an extraordinary coup for such a young choreographer.”