Chris has been studying dance since the age of 7. He began to take it seriously around age 14 when he attended his first summer intensive in New York City. At the age of 18 he was accepted to The Juilliard School to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts and further his studies. During his time there he was exposed to choreographers such as Jose Limon, Martha Graham, Paul Taylor, William Forsythe, Ohad Nahrin and many more. Upon graduation, Chris received a contract with Alberta Ballet in Canada. He performed soloist and principal roles and danced ballets from Jiri Kylian, George Balanchine, and Ben Stevenson to name a few. After 3 years with Alberta Ballet he decided to come back to the states was hired as a Company Artist with Oregon Ballet Theatre. Chris was promoted to Soloist in 2020. During his time there he had the privilege to perform Soloist and Principal roles in ballets such as Dracula, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and more. Chris is very excited to be attending the University of Washington as a grad student.