Born in Dublin, Michael Keegan-Dolan is Artistic Director of Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre. Productions for Fabulous Beast include: Sunday Lunch (1997), Fragile (1999), The Flowerbed (2000), The Christmas Show (2001), Giselle (2003), The Bull (2005), James Son of James (2007) and most recently The Rite of Spring (2009), a co-production with English National Opera (ENO). Giselle, The Bull and The Rite of Spring were all nominated for Olivier Awards and in 2008 he won the UK Critic's Circle Award for Best Modern Choreography (The Bull). Keegan-Dolan's other choreographic work includes: Ariodante, Manon and Alcina (ENO); The Rake's Progress (La Monnaie, Royal Opera House Covent Garden); Faust and Macbeth (Royal Opera House); The Duchess of Malfi, Carousel and The Oedipus Plays (National Theatre, London); Idomeneo (De Vlaamse Opera); The Love for Three Oranges (Cologne Opera); Pique Dame and Ariodante (Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich); as well as Ariodante and Manon (Houston Grand Opera). Michael Keegan-Dolan and Fabulous Beast have been Artistic Associates of the Barbican since 2007.