Border Crossings Continued
CLOSE QUARTERS: EPISODE 2
Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Chris Emile is an active curator, dancer, choreographer, and educator.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Chris Emile is an active curator, dancer, choreographer, and educator. Emile received his formal dance education from Lula Washington, Debbie Allen, the Alvin Ailey School, and holds a BFA in Dance from the Alonzo King LINES Ballet/Dominican University BFA program as a member of the inaugural class. Professionally, Emile has performed with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Morphoses, Luna Negra Dance Theater, and BODYTRAFFIC performing the works of master choreographers such as Nacho Duato, Idan Sharabi, Stijn Celis, Barak Marshall, and Gustavo Ramirez Sansano.
After an extensive performance career, Emile relocated back to Los Angeles to co-found the movement collective No)one. Art House. Emile curates and manages all programming for NOAH which include performances, collaborations with noted artists in the field (SAINT HERON, PHLEMUNS, the Music Center) education opportunities, and other interactive events such as improv jams, film screenings, and discussions. Emile’s choreographic efforts oscillate between the concert and commercial dance worlds. Working with artists such as Solange Knowles, Kelela, Anderson Paak, Mayer Hawthorne, Tuxedo, Empress Of, and The Assembly Dance.
Additionally, Emile is an active repetiteur for the work of Spanish choreographer Gustavo Ramirez Sansano. He has assisted/staged Gustavo’s work on Opera Omaha, the California Institute for the Arts, the Windward School, and Chicago Opera Theater. Chris also frequently teaches at universities such as CalArts, Loyola Marymount University, Pomona College, and UC Irvine.