Male Scholarship Faculty Profiles
  Ted Seymour - Resident Choreographer, Faculty

Ted was born in Dallas, Texas where he began his training at The Dallas Metropolitan Ballet. He later moved to Chicago to study with Daniel Duell and Patricia Blair at the School of Ballet Chicago as a member of The Ballet Chicago Studio Company. Ted choreographed his first ballet for BCSC, Toccata for 5, in 2001. Later, Ted moved to New York to attend the School of American Ballet. While at SAB, Ted choreographed two ballets for the Student Choreographic Workshop and was invited by Peter Martins to create a new work for The New York Choreographic Institute. Upon leaving SAB, Ted joined Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, dancing for choreographers such as Edward Liang, Nicolo Fonte, and Benoit-Swan Pouffer. Ted joined Suzanne Farrell Ballet in 2007 where he has danced featured roles in Balanchine's Episodes, La Valse, and the Act II pas de deux from A Midsummer Night's Dream among others. He has been a faculty member since 2009, and was named Ballet Chicago's Resident Choreographer, choreographing for the company's mainstage performances and educational programs. Ted choreographed the critically acclaimed Creatures of Prometheus for the 2012 International Beethoven Festival, Celestial Rites for Ballet Chicago's 25th Anniversary Season at The Harris Theater in 2013, Intermezzi for Ballet Chicago's 2014 Spring Repertory Season at The Harris Theater, Danzon! for 2015 and Secrets de Printemps for 2016.


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