Vancouver-based choreographer and performer Crystal Pite has created works for Cullberg Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater 1, Ballett Frankfurt, BJM DANSE MONTRÉAL (Resident Choreographer 2001–2004), Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Ballet British Columbia, Alberta Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and several independent dance artists, including Louise Lecavalier. Ms. Pite is a former company member of Ballet British Columbia and Ballett Frankfurt. In 2001, she formed her own company, Kidd Pivot, and continues to create and perform her own work. Kidd Pivot tours nationally and internationally with productions that include Dark Matters (2009), Fault (2008), Lost Action (2006), Uncollected Work (2002), and Double Story (2004), created with Richard Siegal. Kidd Pivot received the Alcan Performing Arts Award in 2006. Ms. Pite is an Associate Dance Artist of the National Arts Centre and Associate Choreographer of Nederlands Dans Theater. She was the recipient of the 2008 Governor General’s Mentorship Award.