New York City, U.S.
|Education||School of American Ballet|
|Spouse(s)||Kelly Crandall (2008-)|
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.
D'Amboise's sister Charlotte is a professional dancer as well. He married fellow dancer Kelly Crandall in late summer of 2008.
- Leap Year: A Year in the Life of a Dancer by Christopher D'Amboise, published by Doubleday, 1982
- Christopher d'Amboise at the Internet Movie Database
- Christopher d'Amboise at the Internet Broadway Database
- Christopher d'Amboise at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
- The Studio at South Coast Repertory