Choreographer Arthur Pita - pictured at Three Mills Studios. 5/6/2014. Jon Enoch for The Times.

Arthur Pita is Portuguese and studied dance in Johannesburg.
He gained a Master’s Degree from London Contemporary Dance School. For the past 15 years, Arthur has run his own company, Ballo Arthur Pita.

Recent & Upcoming Choreographic work:

2019
Björk Ballet revival (San Francisco Ballet)
New Work (Ballo Arthur Pita)
New Work (AXIS! Dance Company, San Francisco)
Casse Noisette revival (Paris Opera Ballet)
The Life and Death of the Dizi Croquettes (Ballo Arthur Pita)

2018
The Tenant with James Whiteside (Joyce Theater Productions)
The Mother with Natalia Osipova (Bird&Carrot)
Björk Ballet by special arrangement with Björk (Sound Unbound Festival), San Francisco A Dream within a Midsummer Night’s Dream revival (Ballet Black), Barbican & UK Tour

2017
The Wind (Royal Ballet), Royal Opera House
Stepmother/Stepfather (Ballo Arthur Pita, Dance East & HeadSpace Dance), UK Tour Salome (San Francisco Ballet), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco
Jingling from the Zills for Irek Mukhamedov (Men In Motion), London Coliseum
The Little Match Girl revival (Ballo Arthur Pita), Lillian Baylis Theatre, Sadler’s Wells

2016
Run Mary Run with Natalia Osipova Triple Bill, with Sergei Polunin (Sadler’s Wells)
Casse Noisette, dir. Dmitri Tcherniakov (Paris Opera Ballet), Palais Garnier
The Ballad of Mack and Ginny for Wendy Whelan & Edward Watson (NYCC), Fall For Dance Death Defying Dances (BODYTRAFFIC), The Broad Stage, Los Angeles
Cristaux (Ballet Black), Barbican & UK Tour
The Little Match Girl revival (Ballo Arthur Pita), Taiwan International Festival

2015
The Ballad of Mack and Ginny for Wendy Whelan & Edward Watson (Royal Ballet), Linbury La Bala for Thiago Soares, Teatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro
The Little Match Girl revival (Ballo Arthur Pita), Lillian Baylis Theatre, Sadler’s Wells

2014
A Dream within a Midsummer Night’s Dream (Ballet Black) Linbury Theatre, ROH
Facada for Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasilev, Los Angeles, Moscow, London, New York
The World’s Greatest Show (Greenwich Dance Agency, DanceEast and Royal Opera House) Volver Volver for Edward Watson (Men In Motion), London Coliseum, La Versiliana Festival

 2013
The Metamorphosis revival (Joyce Theatre Productions) The Little Match Girl (Jerwood Dancehouse, DanceEast)

2011
The Metamorphosis (Royal Ballet), Linbury – South Bank Award, National Dance Award God’s (London Contemporary Dance School),

2010
Romeu e Julieta (Grupo Dancando com a Diferenca), Madeira Utopia (Birmingham International Dance Festival)

2007
Mischief (Theatre Rites), Warwick Arts Centre, UK tour, International tour – TMA Award The Stepfather (Candoco Dance Company)

2006
Snow White in Black (Phoenix Dance), Sadler’s Wells & UK Tour – National Dance Award

Work in film includes:
Sunshine on Leith (dir. Dexter Fletcher) and Ex Machina (dir. Alex Garland).

Work in theatre includes:
Machinal (dir. Natalie Abrahami) and The Treatment (dir. Lyndsey Turner) at the Almeida; Saint Joan and Les Liaison Dangereuses (dir. Josie Rourke) at the Donmar Warehouse; Our Country’s Good (dir. Nadia Fall), Mappa Mundi (dir. Bill Alexander), Women Beware Women (dir. Marianne Elliot) at the National Theatre; The Winter’s Tale (dir. David Farr) for Royal Shakespeare Company/Round House NY; The Glass Menagerie (dir. Joe Hill- Gibbins) for Young Vic; The Bodyguard the Musical (dir. Thea Sharrock) in the West End; Show Boat (dir. Francesca Zambello) at the Royal Albert Hall.

Work in opera includes:
Street Scene (dir. John Fulljames) for Teatro Real Madrid, Opera Group, Young Vic; The Gambler (dir. Dalia Ibelhauptaite) for Opera Zuid; Carmen (dir. Francesca Zambello) for Royal Opera House/Den Norske Opera; Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and La donna del lago (dir. John Fulljames) at the Royal Opera House; La Bohème (dir. Francesca Zambello) at the Royal Albert Hall; The Death of Klinghoffer (dir. Tom Morris) for English National Opera/Metropolitan Opera; La Cenerentola (dir. Daniel Slater) for Garsington Opera; Orfeo ed Euridice (dir. Lee Blakeley) for Minnesota Opera.