Dance Teacher Faculty Bio | Christopher Roman | Steps on Broadway Faculty – Steps on Broadway
Christopher Roman
For the past 12 years Christopher Roman has been a principal dancer with the Frankfurt Ballet and The Forsythe Company in Germany under the direction of William Forsythe. He has been a full company member and a soloist and principal with the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle, The Miami City Ballet with Edward Vilella, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Montreal, the Pennsylvania Ballet in Philadelphia and was a guest artist with Complexions Contemporary Ballet in New York City and Sasha Waltz and Guests in Berlin. Through these affiliations he has had the great honor to perform on just about every major stage and theatrical venue in North, Central and South America, Europe and Asia and perform the choreography of every major and up and coming choreographer to date.

Christopher has co-directed his own company with former Wooster Group video designer Philip Bu&# 946; mann called 2+ and has choreographed pieces as 2+ and independently for The Russian Ballet Theatre, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Festival de Danse in Cannes, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal, Kuenstlerhaus Mousonturm, Cadance Festival Holland, Skulpturenpark in Graz and others. As a freelancer and guest artist, he has performed in many galas and installations worldwide, most notably You made me a monster, a performance installation made in collaboration with William Forsythe which premiered at the Venice Bienale in 2005 and won the 2007 Bessie Award for Best Installation and New Media for it's New York premiere at the Baryshnikov Arts Center and was performed at every major dance festival worldwide.

He has worked as a teacher and ballet master staging the works of William Forsythe and improvisational technologies with such companies and institutions as the Lyon Opera Ballet, Staatsballett München, The Finnish National Ballet, La Scala Opera Ballet, Universal Ballet, Seoul, Boston Ballet, D.A.N.C.E. in Brussels, The Goethe Institute, guest teacher for NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Juilliard and the dance department at Ohio State University for the groundbreaking "Synchronous Objects" project and was featured in the Thierry De Mey film of the piece on which it is based, One Flat Thing, reproduced.

Christopher is also a ballet, hip-hop and jazz teacher and has taught for various institutions including the Miami Magnet Program, professional ballet companies and various dance schools and academies worldwide. Christopher is a certified Dynamic Yoga teacher studying under the guidance of Godfrey Devereux. He is an alum of the Atlantic Acting School in New York City and was recently awarded The Faust Theater Prize, Germany's highest theater honor, as best performer in William Forsythe's 'I don't believe in outer space'. He is a teacher and co-founder of Movement Progressive in collaboration with former dancer and teacher Steffi Arndt and sports scientist Patrick Rump with the goal to bring awareness, understanding and support to the dancer's physicality and artistry and host's workshops throughout Europe to that end. He is currently the choreographic assistant to William Forsythe for his new work produced by Sadler's Wells for Sylvie Guillem and Nicolas Le Riche called Rearray.