Modern Fusion Master Class with Christopher L. Huggins

Drexel University 418 Dance Studio

3141 Chestnut St., 4th Floor
4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Christopher L. Huggins has been lauded a visionary artist for his incredible genius of creating groundbreaking, critically acclaimed ballets in the world of dance.

Christopher L. Huggins is a former soloist of the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Aterballetto of Reggio Emilia, Italy.  Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Huggins trained under the tutelage of Andrea H. Major, the late Danny Sloan, and Martha Armstrong Gray. He attended the State University of New York at Purchase, the Juilliard School at Lincoln Center, and was a Fellowship Scholar at the Ailey School.

Huggins, a much sought after choreographer, has created commissioned ballets for numerous companies including Philadanco!  Dallas Black Dance Theater, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Lula Washington Dance Theater, Gus Giordano Dance Chicago, Movements Dance Theater (Jamaica), Oslo Dance Ensemble (Oslo, Norway) Kjara Staric Dance (Slovenia), Dance Alloy, The August Wilson Dance Ensemble, Cape Dance Company (Cape Town, South Africa) Ailey II, and most recently in 2010, a world premiere for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, “Anointed.”

 As a master teacher and choreographer, he works in Italy, France, Norway, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Slovenia, Austria, Japan, Korea, Jamaica, South Africa, and throughout the United States. Mr. Huggins has served as an Adjunct Professor of Dance at the University for the Arts in Philadelphia and at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center/Fordham in New York City. He has taught countless master classes and workshops at several universities and dance institutions including Howard University, Spelman College, Wayne State University, University of the Arts, Ailey/Fordham, Western Michigan University, Virginia State University, Virginia School of the Arts, Georgetown University, Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, and the West Virginia Dance Festival where he is assistant to the Artistic Director, Lorraine Graves.

He is a 2002 and 2008 recipient of the 'Alvin Ailey Award' for Best Choreography from the Black Theater Alliance in Chicago for his works 'Enemy Behind the Gates' for Philadanco and 'Pyrokinesis' for Gus Giordano Dance Chicago.  Huggins is a silver medalist winner from the 3rd International Contemporary Dance Competition in Seoul, Korea, was named '25 Choreographers to Watch' by the National Public Radio in 2008 and was the sole choreographer in 2008 for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Opening Night Gala Commemorating its 50th Anniversary.

He is a Critics Choice award recipient for his choreography of the musical “The Wiz” with Dallas Theater Center in Dallas, Texas and a Field of Dance Award recipient from The International Association of Blacks in Dance for his dedicated service to dance.

Huggins is currently serving as resident choreographer at Duke Ellington High School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. and choreographer in Cape Town, South Africa where he recently set “Bolero” on Cape Dance Company. He is a faculty member of the dance convention Tour, ASH �" Artists Simply Human.

Christopher continues his work as a global master artist, scholar and preserver of dance.

Tuesday, 01 August, 2017


Expressions Summer Dance Intensive

Phone: 2677388839