Christopher Roman

Christopher Roman

Artist-in-Residence Spring 2012
Christopher Roman

Bio

Christopher Roman is a world renowned artist who began his formal training with The School of Cleveland Ballet continuing at The School of American Ballet in New York, both on full scholarship. He was subsequently invited into the ranks of the Pacific Northwest Ballet and as a soloist and principal with Edward Villella's Miami City Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Montreal,The Pennsylvania Ballet, Ballet Frankfurt, and The Forsythe Company performing a huge array of important choreographic works, originating over forty roles and touring every major venue worldwide. He has been a guest artist with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Sasha Waltz and Guests in Berlin and the Gala of International Dance Stars. As a ballet master, choreographic assistant, and administrator, he has staged the works of William Forsythe internationally, been a teacher of classical ballet and improvisational techniques, a research collaborator for the Ohio State University project Synchronous Objects, and the Score Manager and Education Coordinator for the Motion Bank initiative in association with The Forsythe Company. William Forythe's Bessie Award-winning You Made Me a Monster was created with Mr. Roman and he is the 2009 recipient of Germany's highest theater honor, Der Deutsche Theaterpreis DER FAUST for best performance, dance in The Forsythe Company's I don't believe in outer space. He is featured in the Thierry De Mey film of Forsythe's work One Flat Thing, reproduced. He is also an accomplished actor and a graduate of the Atlantic Acting School in NY. He is co-founder, choreographer and performer for the company 2+ with former Wooster Group video designer Philip Bussmann and has created work with 2+ and independently for The Russian Ballet Theatre, The Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Festival de Danse in Cannes, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal, Kuenstlerhaus Mousonturm, Cadance Festival Holland, Skulpturenpark in Graz and others. He is currently the curator for the MFA European Studies at Hollins University in affiliation with the American Dance Festival. He began the 2011/12 season as adjunct faculty and master teacher for Butler University, The Juilliard School, Hollins University, The Goethe Institute-China, Japan and Turkey, Steps NY, Peridance, NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Dance Arts Faculty in Rome. He is currently assisting William Forsythe on the original work Rearrayat Sadler's Wells for Sylvie Guillem and Nicolas LeRiche, and is one of the artists selected to be part of the Solo Performance Commissioning Project with Deborah Hay.

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