Annie-B Parson ’80 is an award-winning choreographer, director and co-founder of the Big Dance Theater in New York City. Since 1991, Parson has choreographed and co-created more than 20 works with the theater, including pure dance pieces, plays, literary adaptations and original works. She recently collaborated with David Byrne, lead singer of the rock band The Talking Heads, choreographing his American Utopia tour, which runs on Broadway this fall. Parson previously worked with Byrne on his musical Here Lies Love, which appeared at both the National Theater and Public Theater in London, and on his 2008 and 2012 tours. Parson has choreographed operas, ballets, symphonies, television, film and a range of other mediums, and has been recognized with a number of prestigious honors, including the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, an Olivier Award nomination in choreography, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship in Choreography and two BESSIE awards, among many more.