BalletFleming

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Christopher Fleming- Artistic Director/Choreographer

As a member of the New York City Ballet, Mr. Fleming danced Principal roles in works by George 
Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and Peter Martins. He also headed a group of soloists and principals from 
the New York City Ballet, which toured Europe with his choreography as well as that of George 
Balanchine. With Mr. Balanchine's encouragement he embarked on a career as a choreographer and 
received a fellowship from the National Choreographic Institute under the Direction of Barbara Weisberger.
 
Mr. Fleming served as the Artistic Director of the Compañia Colombiana de Ballet at the Teatro Colon in 
Bogota, Colombia from 1985 to 1990. He was named Artistic Director of Bay Ballet Theatre in Tampa, 
Florida in 1993. For ten years he served as Assistant Director and Resident Choreographer for The 
Rock School for Dance Education.
 
He has choreographed a broad variety of works appearing in the repertoire of a number 
of different companies. Included are traditional full-length works such as The Nutcracker 
(four different productions) and Romeo And Juliet (on three different companies) as well as original 
full-length works Gaspar and Dracula.
 
Mr. Fleming has directed for the stage an international tour of the play K2 and choreographed the world 
premiere of Honky Tonk Angels the Garth Brooks musical. His work was seen Off-Broadway with the 
choreography for Anne Frank And Me at the American Jewish Theatre. He has choreographed The Lion, 
The Witch and the Wardrobe as well as Candide! for the famed Prince Music Theatre in Philadelphia.
 
In 1997,  he Choreographed and staged the Grand Opening Ceremonies for the World Premiere of the 
international museum tour, TITANIC The Exhibition in Memphis, TN. It was presented on the 85th 
Anniversary of the sinking of the great ship in the Pyramid Arena before a live audience of 5,000. During 
this same year his Pas de Deux Opus Three was created for former Kirov Ballet principals, Elena 
Martinson and Andrei Ustinov and was presented at the 1996 Anniversary Gala for the National Theatre 
of Estonia.
 
In 2000 Mr. Fleming created the acclaimed rock and roll ballet Janis & Joe for The Dayton Ballet. In 2000
he was commissioned by the Anton Dvorak Opera House in Ostrava, Czech Republic to choreograph a 
major work celebrating the life and work of Anton Dvorak. For this piece he utilized the resources of the 
Czech National Opera, Ballet and Orchestra. Additionally in 2000 he created two new works for Russia's 
St. Petersburg Male Ballet, both of which have been featured in their international engagements.
 
In 2001 he created Edge of Assurances for The Ohio Ballet with a percussion score. Additionally in 2001 
he was co commissioned by The Dayton Ballet and The Ohio Ballet to create the critically acclaimed 
humorous baseball themed ballet Play Ball! - A Ballet in Nine Innings. And in 2002 he created the special
dance / theatre work The Awakening for the Grand Opening of International Artist, Jean Claude Gaugy’s 
new museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
 
In 2003, he created and choreographed an ABC television special Degas and the Dance. The Television 
Special explored the unique relationship between the artist Degas and the ballet. This was done in 
collaboration with The Degas exhibition touring the United States. In the Opera world that year he 
choreographed three Operas for The Sarasota Opera as well as Aida (2004) and Porgy and Bess (2005) 
for The Delaware Opera. 
 
His choreographic awards include Silver Medals at the Festival Des Arts Des St. Sauveur in Quebec, 
Canada. The Silver Medal from the International Competition in San Juan, Puerto Rico and the Special 
Choreographic Award from the Youth American Grand Prix. His work has been featured by the Gold, 
Silver and Bronze Medal Winners at The Youth America Grand Prix, The Cuban National Ballet 
Competition, The Moscow International Ballet Competition, The NY International Ballet Competition and 
the USA International Ballet Competition.
 
Mr. Fleming, starred in and choreographed for MTV’s hit program MADE. The program received the 
highest rating in MTV’s history. He has also choreographed for the award winning Television Show, 
Rescue Me.
 
In 2006/2007, Mr Fleming choreographed and directed, to critical acclaim a new and unique version of 
The Who’s Classic Rock Album, TOMMY. From 2007 thru 2010 he created no less than 4 new works
including a new full-length production of A. Dumas’ Classic Tale of The 3 Musketeers, Strings, Far 
Rockaway and a new Ballet for Ballet Concierto of Puerto Rico.  
 

In 2010 Mr. Fleming founded BalletFleming, which made it’s debut with the critically acclaimed The Myth

and the Madness of Edgar Allen Poe. BalletFleming’s repertoire has expanded to include numerous works

by Mr. Fleming such as Long Train Runnin’, Janis and Joe, Dancin’ in the Streets, The Edge of

Assurances, and Alice in Wonderland. The company has performed at the Painted Bride Arts Center in

Philadelphia, the Scottish Rite Theatre in Collingswood, NJ, and at the Straz Center for the Performing

Arts in Tampa,FL.

 

 

Christopher Fleming (middle) in New York CIty Ballet's "Fancy Free"