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DATE :  Monday 13 May 2024 at 7pm 🇬🇧  

INTERVIEWER :  dance writer Deborah Weiss


From growing up watching London City Ballet in the early-1990’s the company was an early inspiration for Chris’ own career as a Choreographer, Teacher and Artistic Director.

Formerly as Director of the Joffrey Ballet Studio Company Chicago and Central School of Ballet, London, Chris has had the pleasure of programming tours internationally, curating and commissioning diverse programmes. These have included the repertoire of such choreographers as George Balanchine, Kenneth MacMillan, Liam Scarlett, Frederick Ashton, Jasmin Vardimon, Matthew Bourne and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.

As a dancer Chris worked internationally for the Balletboyz, Gothenburg Ballet, Ballet Biarritz, Bern Ballet, Micheal Clark company and Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, where he has danced many principal roles around the world.

The Critics Circle National Dance Awards nominated him for Outstanding Performance in Modern Dance two years running as well as including him in Dance Europe’s Outstanding Male Dancer 2013 list.

Chris retired from performing in 2017 with Ivan Putrov’s Men in Motion where he danced the Faun in Nijinsky’s L’Apres Midi d’un Faun.

As a choreographer he has created works for Ballet Black, English National Ballet’s Emerging dancer, ‘The Four Seasons’ for the Joffrey Ballet Studio Company, Nutcracker at the British Museum, ‘Eve’ at Sadlers Wells and ‘Lady Macbeth’ at the New National Theatre in Tokyo.

His London West-End credits include choreography for McQueen The Play at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and Tell Me on a Sunday at the St. James.

He was named associate artist of the UK Foundation for Dance, and holds a Masters degree in Choreography awarded by the University of Kent. Chris remains committed to reviving less familiar but important works, shining a new light on those choreographies and providing access through extensive touring.

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