Javier de Frutos is a director, choreographer, and designer whose accolades include: the Olivier award for best theatre choreography, for Cabaret; an Evening Standard award for The Most Incredible Thing, in collaboration with the Pet Shop Boys; Critics’ Circle awards for Milagros, with RNZB, and for Elsa Canasta, with Rambert Dance and the Scottish Ballet; a South Bank show award for Grass; and a Time Out award for Sour Milk, with Candoco Dance. De Frutos is one of only three artists in the history of the Olivier awards to have received nominations in all dance categories. Other credits include London Road and Everyman for the National Theatre and Fiction for BalletBoyz.
De Frutos’s collaborations with visual artists include the Turner Prize–nominated Long Road to Mazatlan (2001), with Isaac Julian, and The Hawk (2016), with the Turner Prize–winner Simon Starling. De Frutos’s work for television and film includes the pilot of the hit HBO series, Game of Thrones, and the 2017 feature, London Road. In 2000, de Frutos became one of the first recipients of an Arts Council Fellowship, with which he studied the works of Tennessee Williams.
De Frutos is an artist-in-residence in partnership with Knight Foundation and Charlotte Ballet.