After graduating from the School of Art in Oslo, Alan Lucien Øyen danced with The Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance, Carte Blanche and Amanda Miller's company Pretty Ugly before establishing winter guests in 2006 - a multidisciplinary company touring theatrical, dance and hybrid works in English for the international stage. Since 2009 Alan has been working closely together with the British playwright Andrew Wale. He has been a resident choreographer with the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet since 2013, where he most recently created “The Hamlet Complex” – a reworking of Shakespeare’s classic for actors, dancers and children.
Alan has won numerous awards for his work as choreographer, director and playwright. In 2018 he was invited to work for the legendary Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. In 2020/21 Alan also created new full evening works for Paris Opera, Opera Flanders and Staatsoper Berlin.