AARON CHOATE (they/them, Lexington, KY) is a recent graduate of The Juilliard School class of 2022. After studying at Diana Evan's School of Dance in Kentucky, they were named a 2018 Presidential Scholar in the Arts and a YoungArts Gold Medalist. They have worked with renowned choreographers such as Ohad Naharin, Justin Peck, Jamar Roberts, and Bobbi Jene Smith, and have restored works by Trisha Brown, Ted Shawn, and Paul Taylor. They are an avid choreographer and were lucky enough to present their piece One Hundred People in a Line at 92nd Street Y as a part of the 2022 Future Dance Festival. They were also selected to create for Juilliard’s Choreographers and Composers 2021 and Senior Production 2022. In 2021, they received the George J. Jakab Grant Award from Juilliard to create their first fully realized collaborative dance film. Upon graduation they were awarded the Juilliard Career Advancement Fellowship. They are honored, humbled, and thrilled to be joining HSDC for their first season this coming fall.