Christopher Hampson

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Christopher Hampson
Born (1973-03-31) 31 March 1973 (age 45)
Middleton, Lancashire, England
Occupation choreographer, former ballet dancer
Former groups English National Ballet

Christopher Hampson (born 31 March 1973) is an English ballet choreographer and director and former ballet dancer.[1] In August 2012, Hampson succeeded Ashley Page as artistic director of Scottish Ballet.[2]

He is a graduate of the Royal Ballet School,[3] where he began his professional training at the age of 11.[4] He danced professionally with the English National Ballet, reaching the rank of Soloist.[4]

Hampson retired from dancing to pursue a career as a choreographer and director of ballets, and has since produced works for the Royal New Zealand Ballet,[5] English National Ballet,[6] Prague National Ballet[1] and the Atlanta Ballet.[1] He has also produced various works for vocational dance schools in the United Kingdom, including the Royal Ballet School, Elmhurst School for Dance and the London Studio Centre. He has also been a ballet master for the City Ballet of London.

He was named one of "25 to Watch" in 2003 by Dance Magazine.[7]



  1. ^ a b c "Christopher Hampson |". Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Christopher Hampson". Scottish Ballet. Archived from the original on 26 October 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  3. ^ [1] Archived 6 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ a b "Christopher Hampson, Choreographer, interview". Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Romeo and Juliet, Royal New Zealand Ballet, touring – Reviews, Theatre & Dance". The Independent. UK. 9 May 2004. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Black & White | English National Ballet". Archived from the original on 12 October 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "25 to watch". Dance Magazine. January 2003. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 

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