As Halcyon's Artistic Director of Performing Arts, Septime Webre curates performances for By the People, a movement dedicated to connecting people across divides through art and dialogue. This international festival celebrates our nation’s founding principles and the impact of shared moments. By the People brings people together by creating free, inclusive experiences designed to celebrate our diverse perspectives and understand our strength in unity.
From 1999-2016 Webre served as the Artistic Director of The Washington 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@THEARC programs, which have brought professional dance training to over 10,000 children and youth in the District of Columbia over time.
Since July 2017, Septime serves as Artistic Director for the Hong Kong Ballet while retaining his position as Artistic Director of Performing Arts at Halcyon.