Crystal Pite

Crystal Pite

Associate choreographer

Photo: Michael Slobodian

Canadian choreographer and performer Crystal Pite (Vancouver, 1970) is associate choreographer with NDT since 2008 for which she created: Pilot X (2005), The Second Person (2007), Frontier (2008), Plot Point (2010, nominated for the prestigious Benois de La Dance award), Solo Echo (2012), Parade (2013), In the Event (2015), The Statement (2016) and Partita for 8 Dancers (2018).

Her latest work with Paul Lightfoot, Sol León and Marco Goecke, Kunstkamer, premiered in 2019. In 2002 Pite founded Kidd Pivot, her own company in Vancouver.


Pite’s professional choreographic debut was in 1990, at Ballet British Columbia. Since then, she has created over 50 works for companies such as The Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater I, Cullberg Ballet, Ballett Frankfurt, The National Ballet of Canada, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (Resident Choreographer, 2001-2004), Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and Ballet British Columbia. She has also collaborated with Electric Company Theatre and Robert Lepage. Pite is an Associate Choreographer of Nederlands Dans Theater, Associate Dance Artist of Canada’s National Arts Centre, and Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells, London.

In 2002, Pite formed her own company Kidd Pivot in Vancouver. Kidd Pivot tours nationally and internationally, performing works such as Dark Matters and Lost Action. Kidd Pivot’s residency at the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt (2010-2012) provided Pite the opportunity to create and tour The You Show and The Tempest Replica.