Austin McCormick is a director and choreographer based in New York. His work has been performed at The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center's Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Alice Tully Hall, Clark Studio Theater, Symphony Space, The Flea, Alvin Ailey Theater, Walter Reade Theater, Gerald W. Lynch Theater, and at the Mark Morris Dance Center, as well as internationally at the Roxy Art House in Scotland and the Biblioteca Palafoxiana in Mexico. He was the recipient of the 2007 Susan Braun Award, a grant given to one young choreographer/filmmaker by Dance Films Association supporting new choreography for the camera. His film toured nationally and internationally, and was nominated for the Jury Prize at Dance on Camera Lincoln Center 2008, and the Cinedans Award at the Cinedans International Film Festival- Amsterdam 2008. He has been commissioned by the New York Baroque Dance Company, City Dance Ensemble, and The AXIOM Ensemble in collaboration with Juilliard and Maestro James Conlon.
Austin holds a BFA from The Juilliard School, and is an alumnus of the Conservatory of Baroque Dance and North Carolina School of the Arts. He is pursuing his masters degree at NYU’s Gallatin School. Austin founded Company XIV, a dance/theatre company based in Brooklyn, New York, to facilitate the production and performance of new work.