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Christopher Thomas is from Kent and has been performing from a young age, professionally acting in the West End under directorship of Cameron Mackintosh, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Bill Kenwright. After deciding to focus on dance, he vocationally trained at The Royal Ballet School and Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance where he graduated 2017. While at The Royal Ballet School, Chris performed along side The Royal Ballet Company at The Royal Opera House and with the school at The Linbury Studio Theatre.
During his time at Rambert School he performed with Rambert Dance Company in Mark Baldwin’s 'The Creation' (Sadler's Wells and Garsington Opera) and Itzik Galili's 'A Linha Curva' (Sadler's Wells), which he continued to tour with the company for its 2016 winter season - 'A Linha Curva and other works'. At Rambert School, Chris has been able to create his own work, exploring different concepts and establishing his own style, his pieces have been performed at The Anya Linden Studio Theatre, The Platform Theatre and Lillian Baylis Studio Theatre, in his second year Chris was awarded the Charlotte Kirkpatrick Award for individuality and creativity. His most recent piece ‘In Light of Those You Love’, was part of the official selection for 31. Internationaler Wettbewerb fur Choreographie Hannover, performed at Theater am Aegi, Hannover. In his third year, Chris has worked with choreographers Didy Veldman, Mark Bruce and Antonia Grove within school and on outside projects.
Upon graduation Chris starts work with choreographer Umut Ozdaloglu on a new creation for the BalletUnited Gala, Arielle Smith for upcoming projects and performances and is continuing to develop his own choreographic work as part of the Sadlers Well’s Young Associates Program and with fellow graduate Hannah McGlashon on their first collaborative project, premiering September 2017. ‘In Light of Those You Love’ has also been selected to be performed at Rotterdamse Schouwburg - Rotterdam as part of Flux 5 National Dance Festival in October. From November 2017 Chris is very excited to be joining Mark Bruce Company for the new production and future projects. He is also looking forward to be working in collaboration with the Dance Proms this year as Young Choreographer of the Year and through this to be working with Akram Kahn.
Chris is also happy to have gained a 1st Class Honours Degree through the University of Kent at Rambert School and recently found out Retrospect Dance Theatre will perform at Pitch2017, a creative platform for emerging artists and Resolution 2018 at The Place.