Chris Collins

received his training from the Timothy M. Draper Center for Dance Education, on scholarship with the Joffrey Ballet School, Hubbard Street Dance summer intensive, and Point Park University. He has performed with Gelsey Kirkland and the Joffrey Ballet School, as Arabian, Russian, Fritz, and Snow King, in their performances of The Nutcracker, and with Ballet for Young Audiences in New York City.

Chris has performed various roles with Rochester City Ballet including the Cavalier, Nutcracker Prince, Magical Doll, Lead Spanish, and Italian Ice in
The Nutcracker, the Dance Master in Cinderella, and roles in Jamey Leverett’s 4Play and the world premiere of InCantation.

His favorite ballet is
Shoot the Moon by Nederlands Dance Theatre. 

We are thrilled to have Chris join our S19DC family as Ballet Master.