Faculty Profile Chris Ralph

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    Department: , Hip Hop/House/Street Styles --> Chris Ralph

    Chris Ralph


    Contemporary // Heels


    Biography:



    Christopher Ralph was born and raised in Long Island, N.Y. He began his dance training at Holy Trinity High School, were he was accepted into the theater/ dance program. While training at school, he simultaneously attended classes at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway with teachers such as Peter Schabel, Dorit Koppel, Frank Hatchett and Chio Yamada. In 2005 Christopher attended SUNY Purchase to complete his B.F.A in dance. Christopher Ralph has performed works by Aszure Barton, Lauri Stallings, Gregory Dolbashian, Loni Landon, Doug Varone, Rebecca Lazier, Patrick Corbin and Janis Brenner. Known for his fast paced clear movement quality, Christopher has been commissioned as an emerging choreographer by Dance Iquail and recently by Dixon Place. He has performed and toured in many countries throughout his career including, Greece, Indonesia, London, Spain, Japan and China.

    Class Description / Contemporary:



    Chris's contemporary class begins with a warm-up including stretching, improv, and core exercises. The second half of class focuses on learning choreography and working on musicality. Chris's movement is grounded, technical, and intricate. Students are able to explore their own artistry within Chris's combinations.

    Class Description / Heels:



    This class focuses on heels choreography and musicality.  Chris incorporates his dynamic, powerful, and intricate movement into each combination. Beginning with a cardio warm up that leads into stretching, the class culminates in learning heels choreography and exploring individual artistry.





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