After a dance career with Royal Swedish Ballet, Cullberg Ballet and NDT2, Alexander Ekman (Sweden, 1984) decided to focus solely on choreography. During the annual NDT workshop Switch he was noticed for his talent and individual and original style. For NDT2 Ekman has created Flockwork (2006), the international hit Cacti (2010, nominated for the VSCD Zwaan Award 2010), Left Right Left Right (2012) and Maybe Two (2013). Again in 2013, Definitely Two for NDT1 premiered in the renowned Royal Theatre Carré. And Left Right Left Right was shown in the NDT2 Symphysis programme in the 2014/15 season. In 2010 he created La La Land with NDT1 dancer Medhi Walerski for Göteborg Ballet. Ekman often composes music and develops decor for his own pieces.
Ekman works worldwide with companies such as Cullberg Ballet, Compañia Naçional de Danza, Goteborg Ballet, Iceland Dance Company, Bern Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Dance, Ballet de l’Opéra du Rhin, Royal Swedish Ballet and the Norwegian National Ballet. Ekman has also created for festivals such as the French Europa Danse and the Athens International Dance Festival.