Faculty Profile Chris Hale

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    Chris Hale


    Chris Hale is a constant student of the world driven by achieving goals and conquering new skill. While dance has always been the constant in his life, he has continued to have many interests and an insatiable desire to learn. This thirst for knowledge coupled with his need to achieve has lead him to pursue many passions over the years. Chris is certified in GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® methodologies and The ABT® National Teacher Training Curriculum from Pre-Primary-Level 5. Alongside Pushing Progress Contemporary Dance Director Calen Kurka he helmed the Pushing Progress Contemporary Training Program and through a scientific approach to dance with a focus on goal setting and mindset inspired by the works of Eckhart Tolle, Brené Brown, Oprah, Elizabeth Gilbert, Marianne Williamson and many more, was able to successfully train dancers who have gone on to dance for and create some of NYC’s top emerging artists and companies. Upon falling in love with the fitness phenomenon SoulCycle he auditioned for a highly coveted spot in their instructor training and fulfilled a personal goal of becoming an instructor. Whether dancing back up on the stage at Madison Square Garden with such artists as Mary J. Blige, Tamia, Deborah Cox and Michael Jackson or working opposite Kim Catrell in the Emmy Award Winning HBO series Sex and the City, to teaching at the ABT NYC Summer Intensive, Chris is a collection of all of his varied experiences and brings that into every class he teaches. With a deep rooted belief that personal development and healthy striving are the key to success he inspires students to take the reigns of their education and life into their own hands to become anything they set their hearts to. Chris’ most recent adventure found him in the world of higher education as adjunct faculty at Montclair State University’s rigorous BFA program.
                    Week of: Oct 19, 2020 - Oct 25, 2020