A crossword puzzle enthusiast & fellow founder of Capital Dance Project - Christopher began his dance training under the instruction of his mother on Long Island, New York & later continued his dance studies at Indiana University with famed ballerina Violette Verdy. After graduating magna cum laude with a degree in Ballet & Comparative Literature, Christopher moved to Virginia to start his professional career with The Richmond Ballet, before heading west to join the Sacramento Ballet. Some of his most memorable performances have been in Amy Seiwert’s It’s Not A Cry, George Balanchine’s Mozartiana (The Gigue), The Four Temperaments (Melancholic), Tarantella, Stars & Stripes (El Capitan); Ron Cunningham’s Carmina Burana (Red Male/ Blue Male), Trey McIntyre’s Second Before the Ground, Ma Cong’s Blood Rush & as Basilio in Don Quixote, Act I. He has choreographed for Sacramento Ballet’s ‘Beer & Ballet’ program & for the company’s affiliated Youth Ensemble - as well as for Capital Dance Project’s annual performances, most recently collaborating with Kevin Zee & Davide Stone for their 2016 CDP creation Desiderata. As the development specialist of Sacramento Ballet’s Outreach Department he has created several youth programs targeting character development & arts advocacy. After performances, he loves to catch dinner at Lucca, grab drinks at Golden Bear or just go home to his beloved cats: Lili & Violette.