Artistic Coach, Head of Advanced Divisions
Christopher Anderson began his training in Colorado at the Arvada Center for the Arts with Howard Kanobe and Lynelle Mossholder. At age 14, Anderson trained with internationally renowned teacher and pedagogue Marika Besobrasova at the Academie de Danse Classique de Princesse Grace in Monaco before training at North Carolina School of the Arts under the guidance of Duncan Noble. He completed his training at San Francisco Ballet School under the direction of Richard Cammack. His teachers were Henry Berg, Christine Berring, Richard Cammack, Lew Christensen, Zola Dishong, David Howard, Gabriel Septienne, Michael Smuin, Larissa Sklyanskaya, and his mentor Anatole Vilzak.
Upon completing his education, Anderson danced for sixteen years at San Francisco Ballet, working his way through the ranks, dancing numerous roles and working with many internationally acclaimed choreographers and artists. Anderson has performed the works of George Balanchine, David Bintley, Christopher Bruce, Val Caniparoli, William Forsythe, Jacques Garnier, James Kudelka, Jiri Kylian, Anna Laerkesen, Mark Morris, Jerome Robbins, Deitmar Seyferrt, Paul Taylor, Glen Tetley, Helgi Tomasson and Stanton Welch. He has also danced in many of the classics including Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo & Juliet, Giselle, La Sylphide, Chopinyana, and The Nutcracker.
After his time with San Francisco Ballet, Anderson danced internationally in Europe as a Principal Guest Artist. He joined Alberta Ballet under the direction of Mikko Nissinen where he worked three years as a principal dancer. During his time with Alberta Ballet, he danced the works of George Balanchine, Jorma Elo, Jean Grande-Maitre, Emily Molnar, Rudi Van Danzig, Edmund Stripe, and Christopher Wheeldon.
Anderson taught in numerous dance programs, seminars and summer programs including Boston Ballet School where he worked as a faculty member for 16 years before joining School of Ballet RI in 2020. In addition to his work with BBS, Anderson also taught Boston Ballet company class regularly and was the Ballet Master for the Battle Scene in Mikko Nissinen’s production of the The Nutcracker.