Daniel Pelzig returns to Seattle Opera for Iphigenia in Tauris after having choreographed Richard Strauss’s Salome in 2002 and Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas in 2005. Most recent credits include Mary Zimmerman’s new production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor at the Met, Janacek’s Cunning Little Vixen at Houston Grand Opera and Johann Strauss’s Fledermaus at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Formerly resident choreographer for Santa Fe Opera, where he also directed Kalman’s Countess Maritza, Pelzig has choreographed for Chicago Opera Theatre, New York City Opera, Los Angeles Opera and Scottish Opera. He directed Glass’ Akhnaten at Opera National du Rhin and next spring will direct Puccini’s Turandot at Ft. Worth Opera. His numerous theater credits include choreography for the Broadway production of A Year With Frog And Toad, Sweeney Todd for the Kennedy Center's Sondheim Celebration and plays and musicals at Manhattan Theatre Club, Roundabout Theatre, City Center Encores!, New York Theatre Workshop, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre, HuntingtonTheatre, Alliance Theatre and the Hollywood Bowl. For four years, Pelzig was resident choreographer for Boston Ballet, where he choreographed The Nutcracker, Romeo And Juliet, Nine Lives: Songs Of Lyle Lovett and Resurrection, played at its premiere by cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Pelzig earned his degree in cellular biology from Columbia University.