Founder and artistic director of The Bakery Paris–Berlin (2005). Recognized by a New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award, The German National Theater Faust Award, S.A.C.D. Prize, a Beaumarchais, The Mouson Award, and Munich Dance Prize, Richard Siegal has generated international attention for a body of work that includes performances, new media projects, workshops and publications. He has been commissioned by arts institutions including Bayerisches Staatsballett, GöteborgOperans Danskompani, Festival d'Automne, The Forsythe Company, Rencontres Chorégraphiques, Ircam, Centre Pompidou, YCAM, Tanz im August, Ballett Frankfurt, Danspace/NYC and Théâtre National de Chaillot.
His work with live musicians has led him to collaborate with Alberto Posadas(Glossopoeia), Diane Labrosse (Double Story), Lorenzo Bianchi (©oPirates, Homo Ludens, Black Swan), Eric-Maria Couturier (Op.Infinity and Homo Ludens), Wolfgang Zamistil (Homo Ludens, As If Stranger), Arto Lindsay (Muscle) and Hubert Machnik (Civic Mimic).
Collaborations with architects and architectural designers include work with Konstantin Grcic (Unitxt), François Roche (Civic Mimic), Didier Faustino (Still Life, The World to Darkness and to Me), Virginie Mira (Stranger Trilogy, Glossopoeia), Peter Zuspan (Multinatural (blackout), Muscle) and Alexander Kada (Venice Biennale of Architecture).
Richard Siegal has been Artist/Choreographer-in-Residence ZKM/Karlsruhe, Bennington College and The Baryshnikov Arts Center. He is an Associated Artist of The Forsythe Company and is currently in residence at Muffathalle, Munich. As a faculty member of the American Dance Festival, he curated the annual Forsythe Festival. Siegal is a MacDowell fellow and honorary member of The Bolshoi Ballet's Benoit de la Danse."