“…HIS INVENTIVE WORKS ARE A BRAINY, HIGH-ENTERTAINMENT MIX OF MUSIC HALL, CABARET, THEATER AND DANCE.” -The New York Times
In 2006, Austin created COMPANY XIV wowing critics and audiences with a unique blend of circus, Baroque dance, opera and lavish design. Recent credits include choreography for the Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Canadian Opera Company, The Juilliard School, Guggenheim Works in Process, Carnegie Hall La Serenissima festival, Gotham Chamber Opera and the Kennedy Center. Austin has been nominated for; Drama Desk Award- Best Choreography, Drama Desk Award- Unique Theatrical Experience, The Bessie Awards- Best light, set and costume design, Grand Jury Prize Dance on Camera Lincoln Center. He won the Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Grant from Opera America, the Innovative Theater Award- Outstanding Choreography/Movement and the Susan Braun Award.
He’s a graduate of The Juilliard School (BFA 2006)