Jeremy McQueen is an award-winning choreographer, dedicated to story-telling rooted in experience and social engagement. His work aims to create spaces of comfort, solace, and connection through reflection—a sharing of observations of what is going on around him. Born and raised in San Diego, California, McQueen is a graduate of The Ailey School/Fordham University, B.F.A. in the dance program. A 2013 recipient of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago’s Choreographers of Color Award and two-time finalist of the Capezio Award for Choreographic Excellence, McQueen is the founding artistic director and choreographer of The Black Iris Project, a ballet collaborative and education vehicle which creates new, relevant classical ballet works that celebrate diversity and Black history. His choreographic works have appeared at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Carnegie Hall, Jacob’s Pillow, and more. McQueen was recently a 2018 Artist in Residence at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.