LilaAnn Coates White

LilaAnn Coates White is a choreographer and teacher. Currently she is an Artistic  Associate of the Minnesota Ballet, Principal Teacher for the School of the Minnesota  Ballet, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Ms. White  most recently choreographed String Salutations for the Minnesota Ballet which the  Duluth News Tribune called “memorable, breathtaking, with picture-perfect moments.” 

In 2015 she was granted a Fellowship Initiative from the New York Choreographic  Institute, founded by Irene Diamond and Peter Martins, and subsequently created two  new works on Minnesota Ballet dancers. Her work has been regarded as “sexy”,  “humorous”, “tremendously exciting to watch” with a “wicked little twist” by the Duluth  News Tribune. 

Her choreography has been featured in the LOON and DSSO’s production of Carmen,  LOON’s Trouble in Tahiti &The Filthy Habit and UMD opera productions of: Street  Scene, Carmen, Lucia di Lammermoor, Samson et Delila, Hansel and Gretel, and Die  Fledermaus. Ms. White has choreographed several works for the Minnesota Ballet  including Love, Naught, Classical Kinesis, On the Verge, Dear John, and If You Were  Here. Other credits include: DanceWorks, Bare Bones, Off the Record, Action/Reaction,  Pulse Points, Collaborative Spirits in Motion, Arrowhead Chorale, Ressl Dance!, Dances  on the Lakewalk, and American College Dance Festival Association.

Roles with Loon