Founder and Artistic Director of The Black Iris Project, Jeremy McQueen is an award-winning emerging choreographer. 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’s works have appeared at the City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage in Central Park, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Dancers Responding to AIDS’ Fire Island Dance Festival, and in April 2017 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. McQueen has appeared in the Broadway National Tours of Wicked and The Color Purple, in addition to the Metropolitan Opera’s productions of Die Fledermaus, Aida, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, and Don Giovanni. As an educator McQueen has taught ballet for American Ballet Theatre and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s educational outreach programs. A graduate of The Ailey School/Fordham University B.F.A Program, he’s trained as a scholarship recipient with American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet and Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet.