Christopher Bruce

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Christopher Bruce
Born (1945-10-03) 3 October 1945 (age 76)
Former groupsBallet Rambert
DancesCruel Garden, Ghost Dances, Sergeant Early's Dream, Intimate Pages, Swansong, Moonshine and Rooster.

Christopher Bruce CBE (born 3 October 1945 in Leicester) is a British choreographer and performer. He was the Artistic Director of the Rambert Dance Company until 2002.[1][2]

He has choreographed many pieces from Andrew Lloyd-Webber/Alan Ayckbourn musical Jeeves at Her Majesty's Theatre, London in 1975. In addition to performing and choreographing, he has created many works for Rambert and for Nederlands Dans Theater, Houston Ballet and Cullberg Ballet and has had a long-term association with the English National Ballet and the Houston Ballet.

His works include Cruel Garden, Ghost Dances, Sergeant Early's Dream, Swansong, Moonshine, shadows and Rooster.[3]

Bruce was appointed a CBE for a lifetime's service to dance because he was one of Britain's leading choreographers. He is a visiting honorary professor at the University of Exeter since 2009.[4][5][6]

He is also been given an Honorary Doctor of Art from De Montfort University, Honorary Doctor of Letters from University of Exeter in 2001 and an Honorary Life Membership of Amnesty International.[7]


  1. ^ "Christopher Bruce CBE". Retrieved 9 February 2011.
  2. ^ Parry, Jann (23 December 2001). "Out with the old, in with Matz Skoog". The Observer. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
  3. ^ Company, Rambert Dance (2000). "Ghost Dances - Teachers Notes" (PDF). Rambert Dance Company Teacher Notes.
  4. ^ "Staff profiles". University of Exeter. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Shadows - Christopher Bruce CBE" (PDF).[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Choreographer Christopher Bruce on creating dance for the Cultural Olympiad". Wales. 12 September 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Christopher Bruce ((1945)". Rambert Dance Company. Retrieved 6 November 2018.

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