Doug Varone is a choreographer of contemporary dance for the concert stage, as well as opera, Broadway, regional theatre, film and television. He is the artistic director of Doug Varone and Dancers, which he established in New York City in 1986 as an opportunity to explore and process his particular choreographic vision. The company tours extensively through the United States, Europe, South America and Asia, performing regularly at prominent venues and festivals such as: Lincoln Center, The Joyce Theater, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Moscow’s Stanislavky Theater, The Venice Biennale; and the Jacob’s Pillow and American Dance Festivals. Varone is the recipient of numerous honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) for Sustained Achievement in Choreography. His opera credits include productions for the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Washington Opera and Opera Colorado. Theatre credits include Triumph of Love (Broadway), as well as productions at Baltimore’s Center Stage, Yale Repertory Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, Music Theatre Group, and The Vineyard Theatre. He attended Purchase College, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. Peggy Baker has commissioned two duets from Doug Varone: The Volpe Sisters (1989), and Heaven (2003), and acquired three Varone duets for her company’s repertoire: Home (1988), In Thine Eyes (1996), and armour (2007/10).