31 March 1973 |
Middleton, Lancashire, England
|Occupation||choreographer, former ballet dancer|
|Former groups||English National Ballet|
Christopher Hampson (born 31 March 1973) is a British ballet choreographer and director and former ballet dancer. In August 2012, Hampson succeeded Ashley Page as artistic director of Scottish Ballet.
He is a graduate of the Royal Ballet School, where he began his professional training at the age of 11. He danced professionally with the English National Ballet, reaching the rank of Soloist.
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, English National Ballet, Prague National Ballet and the Atlanta Ballet. 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.
- Barclays Theatre Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance
- Critics' Circle National Dance Awards for Best Classical Choreography
- Nominated for Best New Dance Production, Laurence Olivier Awards 2005
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