Christopher d'Amboise

Playwright, Theater Actor

1960 –

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Who is Christopher d'Amboise?

Christopher d'Amboise is a danseur, choreographer, writer, and theatre director.

Born and raised in New York City, the son of dancers Jacques d'Amboise and Carolyn George, d'Amboise became a principal dancer in the New York City Ballet, where he worked closely with George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, dancing all the major roles as well as originating several new works. He quit the company in 1983 to purse other interests, including the Broadway production of Song and Dance, which earned him a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for a role in which he only danced.

From 1990-94, d'Amboise was the Artistic Director, President, and CEO of the Pennsylvania Ballet, where he presented classic repertoire as well as introduced new works by contemporary choreographers.

As a choreographer, d'Amboise has created more than fifty ballets for numerous international companies, including those in San Francisco, Amsterdam, and Flanders. For the musical theatre, he has choreographed productions of High Society and the rock musical William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, a project conceived by his brother-in-law, Terrence Mann.

Television credits include two appearances on the Kennedy Center Honors, Live from Studio 8H, and the Emmy Award-winning documentary He Makes Me Feel Like Dancing.

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Born
1960
New York City
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  • United States of America
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  • Collegiate School
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  • New York City

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on July 23, 2013

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