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Annabelle Lopez Ochoa


The Belgian-Colombian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa is an award-winning sought-after choreographer who has created ballets for more than 70 dance companies around the world. 

After a 12-year-long dance career, where she danced in various European companies, she decided in 2003 to focus her energies solely on choreography. In that same year she is hailed ‘rising star of the Dutch dance scene’ (NRC newspaper) and only 7 years later the Temecula Performing Arts Examiner wrote; ‘Ochoa is truly a masterful choreographer with an edge for what dance can and should be in this constantly changing industry’. 

In 2019, Annabelle became the recipient of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award as well as the program director of the Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Ballet Summer Course.  

This season Annabelle will create her 10th narrative ballet Coco Chanel, the life of a fashion icon for Hong Kong Ballet in a co-production with Queensland Ballet and Atlanta Ballet.