Christopher Wheeldon has risen from being a dancer with the New York City ballet to become one of the world's most respected classical choreographers.
Widely touted as "the saviour of classical ballet", the 34-year-old is on a mission to merge dance, music and art with his new company of "kick ass" dancers.
His new Anglo-American ballet company Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company will open at Sadler's Wells, in London on Wednesday.
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Photographs and production by Emma Lynch.
Interview by Caroline Briggs.