Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet was a New York City-based contemporary ballet company founded in 2003 by Nancy Walton Laurie.
In opposition to the US dance mainstream Cedar Lake focused heavily on European choreographers, offering a wide-ranging repertory including works by Alexander Ekman, Jiří Kylián, Hofesh Shechter, Crystal Pite, Jacopo Godani, Angelin Preljocaj, Emanuel Gat, Ohad Naharin, Jo Strømgren, Regina van Berkel and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
Against all initial skepticism Cedar Lake quickly turned into an international success story, praised for its artistic vision and its exceptional dancers . The company was prominently featured in the motion picture THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU, including original choreography for the film’s star Emily Blunt.
In March 2015, artistic director Alexandra Damiani surprisingly announced that the company would close. The company concluded at Brooklyn Academy of Music in June 2015 with a final World Premiere by Richard Siegal.