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Choreographic Works

Choreographic Works

By MJ Willis & Project-Inc.

SpeakEasy

Premiere: Purchase Conservatory of Dance, Dance Theater Lab, SUNY Purchase College, NY 2019
Commissioned by Purchase Conservatory of Dance

THEM

New York Choreographic Institute Fall 2019 Session
Performed by Dancers of New York City Ballet

P.S.

Premiere: COCA (Center of Creative Arts) Winter Rep: A Movement in Color, Edison Theatre at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 2019
Commissioned by COCA

The Village

Premiere: Lucia Marthas Institute for Performing Arts, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2019
Commissioned by Lucia Marthas Institute for Performing Arts

The Village
The Village
The Village

Colloquy

Premiere: Rubicon Dance, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff, Wales 2019
Commissioned by Rubicon Dance

Colloquy

POM/POM Portrait of Man/Pieces of Me

A Choreographic Collaboration with Marcus Jarrell Willis (Choreography), Tomos O'Sullivan (Writing Composition) & Aaron Severini (Music Composition)
A Solo Performance that will invite you into the world of one man's journey

Quilt

Premiere: Juilliard New Dances Edition 2018, Class of 2022, Peter Jay Sharpe Theatre, NYC
Commissioned by The Juilliard School

FULL 6

Premiere: University of Minnesota UDT, Rarig Center, Minnesota 2018
Commissioned by University of Minnesota

Sensible Existence

Premiere: TU Dance, St. Paul, Minnesota 2017
Commissioned by TU Dance

“My Brother, Dear Sister”

Premiere: Dance House/Ty Dawns, Wales Millennium Centre/Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff, Wales 2017

Outcry

Premiere: Lucia Marthas Institute for Performing Arts, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2017
Commissioned by Lucia Marthas Institute for Performing Arts

The Assembly

Premiere: The Ailey School Spring Concert, NYC 2017
Commissioned by The Ailey School

Distinguished Gentle-Man

Premiere: Gdanski Festiwal Tanca, Gdansk, Poland 2017

Solo Dance Contest / Gdansk Dance Festival / photo Paweł Wyszomirski

High Jinx

Premiere: University of Minnesota: Dance Revolutions, Minnesota 2016
Commissioned by University of Minnesota

Kindred Spirits

Premiere: 92nd Y: Satellite Collective, NYC 2016
Commissioned by Satellite Collective

Credit: Satellite Collective

Stream of Consciousness

Premiere: Ailey II, Folly Theater, Kansas City, Missouri 2016
Commissioned by Ailey II

Solitary Confinement

Premiere: “An Evening to Remember”, NYC 2016

A Caretaker’s Vow

Premiere:

(1st Movement) Moving Beauty Series, NYC 2015
(2nd Movement) Dance Gallery Festival 10th Anniversary Gala, NYC 2016

The Situation Room

Premiere: Company Danzante, Fairfax, Virginia 2015
Commissioned by Company Danzante

4th Quarter OT

Premiere: The Ailey School Winter/Spring Concert, NYC 2014
Commissioned by The Ailey School

Le Mariage: Les Noces

Premiere: Dance Gallery Festival Level UP, NYC 2013
Commissioned by Dance Gallery Festival

Next of Kin

Premiere: Ailey Dancer’s Resource Fund, NYC 2013

ODD Pairs

Premiere:

(Part 1) Thang Dao Dance Festival, NYC 2009
(Part 2) Dance Gallery Festival, NYC 2012

Beyond Reach

Premiere: Ailey Dancer’s Resource Fund, NYC 2008

23:59

Premiere: The Ailey School Spring Concert, NYC 2018
Commissioned by The Ailey School