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Described by Dance Aotearoa New Zealand as ‘a creative tour de force’, Loughlan Prior is an Aussie/Kiwi performer and choreographer. He is Choreographer in Residence at the Royal New Zealand Ballet and the Creative Director of Prior Visual, a project based film collective.
Loughlan was the winner of the Ballet Foundation of New Zealand's Harry Haythorne Award in 2015, and received Creative New Zealand’s Tup Lang Choreographic Award in 2016. He is a graduate of the New Zealand School of Dance and a prolific producer of theatre, film and multimedia projects. He has presented his work in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong, Germany and the United States.
His work has been featured by the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Te Papa Museum, New Zealand School of Dance, Asian Grand Prix, Grand Rapids Ballet, Palucca Hoschule fur Tanz Dresden, Assemblée Internationale Toronto, Tempo Dance Festival Auckland, LUX Light Festival, iD Fashion Week Dunedin, Vogue Australia, Melbourne Fashion Festival, New Zealand International Film Festival, San Francisco Dance Film Festival, Film Society of Lincoln Centre, TV3’s Dancing with the Stars and the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Film Festival.
A spirited performer, his career highlights include repertoire by William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, Liam Scarlett, Alexander Ekman, Garry Stewart, and Larry Keigwin, and he has created original roles in works by Cameron McMillan, Sarah Foster-Sproull and Javier De Frutos.