Member of CDP since 2015 (founding member)
A crossword puzzle/cat enthusiast & founding member of Capital Dance Project, Christopher began his dance training under the tutelage of his mother on Long Island, New York & later continued his ballet & academic 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), Donizetti Variations (Principal Male), Rubies (Principal Male), Tarantella, Stars & Stripes (El Capitan); Ron Cunningham’s Carmina Burana (Beige Boy/Red Boy/Blue Boy), Trey McIntyre’s Second Before the Ground, Ma Cong’s Blood Rush, as Herr Drosselmeyer & the Cavalier in The Nutcracker, as Basilio in Don Quixote, Act I, as Albrecht in Giselle & as the title character in Stephen Mills’ Hamlet. He has choreographed for the Sacramento Ballet’s ‘Beer & Ballet’ program & for the company’s affiliated Youth Ensemble as well as for Capital Dance Project’s annual performances. As a development specialist for the Sacramento Ballet & CDP’s Outreach Department he has created several youth programs targeting character development & arts advocacy.
Most recently Christopher made his San Francisco Opera premier as a soloist in Rusalka. Although he no longer lives in Sacramento full-time, he enjoys visiting & will always refer to Sactown as his home.