Wheeldon Christopher

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Classical Ballet / Choreographer / Choreographer

Christopher Wheeldon was born in Yeovil, Somerset, England. He began his ballet training when he was eight years old at the East Coker Ballet School. At age eleven Mr. Wheeldon enrolled at The Royal Ballet School where he trained until he was eighteen. He joined England\'s Royal Ballet in 1991 where he danced works by Ashton, MacMillan and Balanchine. That same year, he won the Gold Medal at the Prix de Lausanne competition. In 1993, Mr. Wheeldon was invited to become a member of the New York City Ballet\'s corps de ballet. He was promoted to the rank of Soloist in 1998.
Since joining the New York City Ballet Mr. Wheeldon has appeared in many of the works in repertory and danced featured roles in George Balanchine\'s Chaconne, Divertimento no. 15, Donizetti variations, The four temperaments, A Midsummer night\'s dream, The nutcracker (\"Spanish\" & \"Candy Cane\"), Scotch symphony, Peter Martin\'s The sleeping beauty (Europe), Jerome Robbin\'s The concert, Dances at a gathering, The Goldberg variations and 2 & 3 Part inventions. Mr. Wheeldon originated roles in Robbin\'s Brandenburg and West side story suite, Peter Martin\'s Reliquary, Swan lake and Symphonic Dances, Angelin Preljocaj\'s La stravaganza, and Richard Tanner\'s Episodes & sarcasms.

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