Aletta Collins



Aletta Collins is a director and choreographer working internationally in theatre, opera and ballet

Currently for ENO: It’s a Wonderful Life 

Career Highlights

She studied at the London Contemporary Dance School and is a former Associate Artist at the Royal Opera House, where her work included choreographing and directing Blue Moon, The Red Balloon, Cocteau Voices and Magical Night in the Linbury Theatre.

Credits as a director include: Hippolyte et Aricie (Berlin Staatsoper); Coraline (ROH); If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me (Young Vic); La Cenerentola, La fanciulla del West (Opera North); Carmen (Salzburg Festival).

As a choreographer: West Side Story (Royal Exchange, Manchester), the first professional UK staging to feature new choreography; The Boy in the Dress (RSC); A Very Expensive Poison (Old Vic); The Twilight Zone (Almeida/West End); The Hairy Ape (Old Vic/Park Avenue Armory); The Effect, His Dark Materials (RNT); Anna Nicole (ROH/BAM).

Other recent dance commissions include: The days run away like wild horses, Awakenings (Rambert); Maybe Yes Maybe, Maybe No Maybe (Phoenix Dance Company). Her short film, The Girl in the Red Dress, starring Shirley Henderson, was selected for Cannes Directors’ Fortnight and many festivals including Edinburgh and London.

Last updated: 10th November 2022