Alejandro Cerrudo was born in Spain and trained at the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza in Madrid. His professional career began in 1998 and includes working with Victor Ullate Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater 2.
Cerrudo joined Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in 2005 and held the position of Resident Choreographer of the company from 2008 to 2018. Cerrudo’s body of work has been performed by more than twenty professional dance companies around the world. In March 2012, Pacific Northwest Ballet invited Cerrudo to choreograph his first work for the company, Memory Glow, upon receiving the Joyce Theater Foundation’s second Rudolf Nureyev Prize for New Dance. Recently Cerrudo was appointed PNB’s first-ever resident choreographer.
Additional honors include a Prince Prize for Commissioning Original Work from the Prince Charitable Trusts (2012) for his acclaimed, first evening-length work, One Thousand Pieces, and a 2014 USA Donnelley Fellowship by United States Artists.
Alejandro Cerrudo was one of four choreographers invited by New York City Ballet’s Wendy Whelan to create and perform original duets for the Restless Creature, a documentary film about Whelan. Together with the dancer Daniil Simkin he worked on the site-specific production within the project Work & Process managed by the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Cerrudo’s Sleeping Beauty, created with Ballet Theater Basel in 2016, was nominated the Swiss production of the year by Neue Zürcher Zeitung am Sonntag magazine.