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"The finale of Pretty Things, a mixed-repertoire program of original, Houston-born ballets, offers so many reasons to marvel. McIntyre’s piece transports viewers to outer space, where planets are disco balls and the sun, moon and atmosphere are yellow lightning bolts with star-shapes cut throughout. It’s a Ziggy Stardust world, and for at least 20 minutes, we’re all just living in it."

Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle

"Pretty Things performs with the volume turned all the way up. It literally crescendos with a confetti canon and is the most fun you will have in a theatre this year."

AmberElliott, Houston Chronicle

"Trey McIntyre’s Blue Until June, both thought-provoking and viscerally captivating, closed out the program. Testimony from McIntyre also illuminated this piece, in terms of narrative and concept, in a video introduction prior to it. He noted how, for him, pop music can give young people hyperbolic and saccharine views of romantic relationships. Much of the piece – which illustrated many romantic relationships, and situations within those relationships – came from that, he explained." 

Kathryn Boland, Dance Informa 

"A gift like this reminds me of the choreographer Antony Tudor. But there’s a fertility of invention and a modernity of spirit here that are all Mr. McIntyre’s own.” 

Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times


“There is indeed such a thing as genuine 21st Century ballet, and it belongs more to this guy from Wichita than any of the over-hyped pretenders from England, France or Russia. McIntyre rocks, McIntyre rules. Everyone else can just get in line.”  

Lewis Segal, Los Angeles Times


"Keep your eye on Trey McIntyre, who creates brilliant works in what you might call the contemporary, semi-classical Jerome Robbins tradition.”

Lewis Segal, Los Angeles Times

"Virtually everybody loved Trey McIntyre’s “Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem,” a deeply personal memory piece that dipped into a variety of dance styles and left its protagonist in his briefs wrestling with a four-legged stool, all set to a catchy rock score. Ambiguity has rarely seemed so inviting."

San Francisco Chronicle

"I crown him the most musical choreographer alive." Dance Magazine

"McIntyre is a talent to watch: His Second Before the Ground is the most exhilarating work I've seen by a young choreographer in years."

The Boston Globe

"The Accidental ended with one of the most stunning solos I’ve ever seen in my life.“

Philadelphia Weekly

Trey McIntyre

Trey's video reel is here

Born in Wichita, Kansas, choreographer, filmmaker, writer, and photographer Trey McIntyre has been a freelance choreographer for more than 25 years. He has created works for American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, BalletX, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, New York City Ballet, Queensland Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, and The Washington Ballet. He began his career serving for 13 years as Choreographic Associate to Houston Ballet and Resident Choreographer for Oregon Ballet Theatre, Ballet Memphis and The Washington Ballet.


In 2005, Trey founded Trey McIntyre Project, a world-renowned dance company that has now broadened its focus to include artistic ventures such as the documentary film Gravity Hero.


His photographs and dances have been featured in various magazines as well as the New York Times and Washington Post. The U.S. Forest Service commissioned him to create a series of photographs commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and is currently working on two books of photography.


Trey has received numerous awards, including a Choo-San Goh Award for choreography, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Arts and Letters, and two National Endowment for the Arts grants for choreography. He is a United States Artists Fellow and was named one of Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch" in 2001, one of People Magazine's "25 Hottest Bachelors" in 2003, and one of Out Magazine's 2008 "Tastemakers." The New York Times critic Alastair Macaulay said of Mclntyre, "...There's a fertility of invention and a modernity of spirit here that are all Mr. Mclntyre's own." The Los Angeles Times wrote, "...There is indeed such a thing as genuine 21st century ballet, and it belongs more to this guy from Wichita than any of the over-hyped pretenders from England, France or Russia." In recent years he has won acclaim for his photography, film-making and writing.

Recent creations include Patsy Cline Gets Her Heart Broken for Ballet Memphis in February, 2022 and David Bowie's Pretty Things which had a dress rehearsal before its premiere with Houston Ballet and lockdown in March 2020 and had its official world premiere in May, 2022.  Projects in 2022/23 included staging ballets for Ballet X, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Nevada Ballet Theatre and Festival Ballet,  Providence, Rhode Island. Trey also restaged his acclaimed production of Peter Pan for Houston Ballet.

Projects in 2024/25 include staging his acclaimed 2-act Peter Pan for Oregon Ballet Theatre and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre as well as stagings of works for Smuin Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, among others.

During lockdown, Trey launched a programme for digital dance films, with a project called FLTPK  which brings together choreographers and artists from around the globe to create new  online work.


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