Chris has spent the majority of his adult life on stage or in front of the camera. With a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California, Irvine, he has studied dance from both ends of the spectrum, concert & commercial. A former member of the Etude Ensemble, under the tutelage of the esteemed Donald McKayle, he has studied all disciplines of modern dance, the most influential being Horton, Limon, & Graham. He’s also fortunate enough to be a Jacob’s Pillow alumni, having worked with & learned the repertoire of European choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Angelin Preljocaj, & Ohad Naharin, all of which whom have shaped & informed his own movement sensibility.
Commercially, Chris is a former member of the second Tremaine company, under the direction of Marguerite Derricks & Michael Rooney, & has appeared in film & television such as Fame, Behind the Candelabra, Firefly, The Big Bang Theory, the Academy Awards, the Emmy Awards, & commercials for McDonalds, Sony, & Jack in the Box. He is thrilled to be at Momentum, & have the opportunity to help shape the next generation of up & coming dancers.