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 Love, Naught for the Minnesota Ballet and Mambo for UMD’s “In a Jazz Way”.

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 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 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