2016–17 Season: Choreographer of Aida
Making her San Francisco Opera debut, Jessica Lang is a New York City-based choreographer and artistic director of her own company, Jessica Lang Dance. A recipient of a 2014 Bessie Award, Lang has created more than 95 works since 1999, including for American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, the National Ballet of Japan, and Joffrey Ballet, among many others. Additional commissions include new works for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts with the National Symphony Orchestra, The Harris Theater and the Chicago Architecture Biennial in collaboration with architect Steven Holl, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Guggenheim Museum for its Works and Process series. In opera, Lang made her directorial debut creating and choreographing Pergolesi's Stabat Mater at the 2013 Glimmerglass Festival. She was a 2015 New York City Center Fellow and is a current fellow at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University. Jessica Lang Dance will tour to 29 cities in the current 2016–17 season, including performances at the Los Angeles Music Center, Seattle's Meany Center for the Performing Arts, and the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center.