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Born in Wichita, Kansas, Trey McIntyre studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts for two years and in 1987, came to the Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy. In the spring of 1989, Mr. McIntyre was named choreographic apprentice to Houston Ballet, a position created especially for him by Houston Ballet Artistic Director Emeritus Ben Stevenson. He joined Houston Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 1990. Mr. McIntyre created his first work for the company, Skeleton Clock (1990) at the age of 20. He has since created six other works for Houston Ballet: Curupira (1993), Touched (1994), Second Before the Ground (1996) (which was later performed by the company at the Kennedy Center and at Sadler’s Wells Theatre), Bound (2000), The Shadow (2003), and a full-length Peter Pan (2002), which Wall Street Journal critic, Robert Gueskovic, commended as the “most important production of 2002.” His work for the company has received kudos from audiences and critics alike. Of Touched, Dance Magazine critic Valerie Gladstone observed, “McIntyre may be only twenty-four, but his choreographic skills are as great as those of many choreographers twice his age... Anyone who thought Houstonians wouldn’t approve of innovation should have heard the applause for the spring program, especially McIntyre’s Touched.... The audience’s pleasure was palpable.” In 1995, he was named choreographic associate for Houston Ballet. In 1994, Mr. McIntyre was the youngest choreographer selected internationally to participate in New York City Ballet’s prestigious “Diamond Project,” designed to foster the creation of new dance works. In May of that year, he traveled to New York City for the world premiere of his ballet, Steel and Rain. The New York Times dance critic Anna Kisselgoff said of the work, “Trey McIntyre...is obviously a new face to watch.” Other companies he has created works for are: Stuttgart Ballet, Moscow Ballet Theater, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Pennsylvania Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Washington Ballet, Ballet de Santiago (Chile), Ballet Florida, Fort Worth Dallas Ballet, Ballet Memphis, Nashville Ballet, Ballet Pacifica, Miami City Ballet, Tulsa Ballet Theatre, Oakland Ballet, Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet, and Corpus Christi Ballet. He created his new version of Aliss in Wonderland, a co-production between Texas Ballet Theater, Nashville Ballet, and Oregon Ballet Theatre. Mr. McIntyre has created four works for Oregon Ballet Theatre, where he served as resident choreographer for the 1998-1999 season. He is now resident choreographer for Ballet Memphis. Mr. McIntyre has also received many grants and awards, including two choreographic fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Choo-San Goh Award for Choreography. Mr. McIntyre has two upcoming commissions from Washington Ballet and American Ballet Theater.