As Halcyon’s Artistic Director, Webre is the curator and producer of Halcyon Stage, a suite of thought-provoking performances, immersive experiences, conversations and educational initiatives which serve to foster a dialogue about the nature of creativity in the 21st Century.
From 1999-2016 Webre served as the Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet, stewarding a period of unprecedented artistic and institutional growth for the Ballet. Previously he served as Artistic Director of The American Repertory Ballet/Princeton Ballet in New Jersey, and maintained Septime Webre Dance, a contemporary ballet company based in New York, NY. Much in demand as a choreographer, his works have appeared in the repertoires of ballet companies throughout North America. As a professional ballet dancer he was featured in the works of George Balanchine, Antony Tudor, Paul Taylor, Merce Cunningham, and in solo and principal roles from the classical repertoire. In addition to his commitment to creativity and excellence on stage, Webre is fiercely committed to engaging all aspects of the community in the arts, having founded Washington Ballet’s DanceDC and TWB@THE ARC programs, which have brought professional dance training to over 10,000 children and youth in the District of Columbia over time.
Webre is the seventh son in a boisterous Cuban-American family. He holds a BA in History/Pre-Law from the University of Texas at Austin. He has served on the boards of Dance/USA, Dance Metro DC and CultureCapitalDC, and has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards from the NEA, the City of Washington DC and others. He is currently a visiting professor at George Mason University where he tries to sneak Ashtanga Yoga moves into his advanced ballet classes.