Huntington Center & LI Ballet Theatre welcomes Christopher Fleming back to Huntington for a high-energy, master class for intermediate and advanced students age 10 & up.
Ballet Tech- 12-1:00pm
Pointe & Choreography- 1:00-2:00pm
As a member of the New York City Ballet, Mr. Fleming danced solo and principal roles in works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and Peter Martins. He also headed a group of soloists and principals from the New York City Ballet, which toured Europe and performed his choreography as well as that of George Balanchine. With Mr. Balanchine’s encouragement he embarked on a career as a choreographer and received a Fellowship from the National Choreographic Institute.
Mr. Fleming served as the Artistic Director of the Compañia Colombiana de Ballet at the Teatro Colon in Bogota, Colombia from 1985 to 1990. He was named Artistic Director of Bay Ballet Theatre in Tampa, Florida in 1993. In the mid 2000’s, Mr. Fleming was Co-Director of Contrast Dance Theatre based in New York City. He served as Assistant Director and Resident Choreographer for The Rock School for Dance Education, formerly of the Pennsylvania Ballet, for nearly ten years. His personal student roster has yielded professionals in nearly every division of the field, including members of some of the most prestigious companies in the United States. He has and continues to guest teach at countless schools and companies across the country and globe. Mr. Fleming has enjoyed and is currently undertaking a freelancing choreographic and teaching career.
He has choreographed a broad variety of works appearing in the repertoire of a number of different companies. Included are traditional full-length works, repertoire, and everything in between. Works seen throughout the country and internationally includeThe Who’s Tommy, pas de deux Opus Three, The Myth and Madness of Edgar Allan Poe, Janis & Joe, Cafe Music, Gaspar, Play Ball!, and also several different instillations of The Nutcracker and Romeo and Juliet. Musical works include Honky Tonk Angels, the Garth Brooks musical, an international tour of K2, and Candide!, among others. Other works of considerable note include that celebrating the life and work of Anton Dvorak in the Czech Republic, The Awakening Ballet in collaboration with renowned artist Jean-Claude Gaugy, NBC television special Degas and the Dance, operatic works, feature coach and highest rated episode of MTV’s MADE in 2005, along with countless medals of accomplishment by students performing works of his in such acclaimed competitions as Youth America Grand Prix, Grand Prix du Cirque, Moscow Competition, and New York International Ballet Competition. Mr. Fleming’s choreography was featured on the FX series Rescue Me, which aired August 3rd, 2010. . Mr. Fleming has recently returned to live in NYC where he is a much sought after master teacher. Mr. Fleming has been a guest Artistic Director for Long Island Ballet Theatre since 2010, creating such classics as Alice in Wonderland & The Nutcracker as well as contemporary work such as Connick Suite & Tales From the Crypt -a Halloween Ballet.