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Tastemaker: Trey McIntyre


Photo: Spencer Heyfron

Out's November issue showcases our annual Tastemakers portfolio which highlights the hippest arbiters of style currently leading the charge at the forefront of the nation's ongoing cultural revolution.

From fashion phenoms to chic restaurateurs to dance company directors, these men's impeccable taste and sensibility make our lives simpler, prettier, happier, and richer. Today's featured trendsetter is Trey McIntyre:

Trey McIntyre grew up in Wichita, Kan., and says he has used the straightforward American sensibility of his childhood in his work ever since. He was only 24 in 1994, choreographing as an apprentice at the prestigious Houston Ballet, when a New York Times critic caught one of his works at a festival and singled him out as a face to watch. Fourteen years later he has built up his own company from scratch. Since 2004, McIntyre has been attracting star dancers from across the country to work with his Trey McIntyre Project on a part-time basis; now he will take his troupe based in Boise, Idaho, on a 25-city international tour. "The main thing I hope to get out of being full-time is to develop relationships with dancers that span longer than a few weeks," he explains. "I ask them to bring quite a bit of themselves to the process, and that takes a lot of trust and navigation and mentoring."

-- CHRIS ROVZAR

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