Nicola Bowie made her LAO debut in 2007 with Fidelio, returning in 2013 for Falstaff and in 2016 for Madama Butterfly.

She returns in 2020 to choreograph Roberto Devereux. 

She danced professionally with English National Ballet before joining English National Opera as Head of Movement and Dance (1980-1998). In that capacity, she choreographed more than 40 productions there.

Since 1998 she has worked as a director and choreographer at New York City Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dallas Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Virginia Opera, Seattle Opera, Portland Opera, Eugene Opera, Arizona Opera, San Diego Opera, Graz Oper, Oper Bonn, Semper Oper in Dresden, Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Scottish Opera, Korean National Opera, National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Teatro Real Madrid, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in Lisbon, Opera Zuid in Maastrict, San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program, Opera McGill in Montreal, USC and Cal State Long Beach. (NicolaBowie.com)