The Dancers

Christian Renforth

Christian Renforth

Christian Renforth joins the Royal New Zealand Ballet as a company member in 2021 after three years with Cincinnati Ballet, where he has performed principal, soloist and corps de ballet roles. Prior to this he spent three years at Grand Rapids Ballet in Michigan. He has appeared as a guest principal artist with regional companies across the USA and has taught many workshops and masterclasses, as well as adjudicating competitions and acting as a resident counsellor for summer intensives at Joffrey Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet.

Christian excels in both classical and contemporary works and has appeared in world premieres of new ballets by Andrea Schermoly, Penny Saunders, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Val Canaparoli, as well as works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and Paul Taylor. His early training was at Richmond Ballet in Virginia and he holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from Butler University in Indiana. He also spent a year at the School at Jacob’s Pillow, where he received the Martha Hill Dance Fund Young Performer’s Award.

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Dancer Credits


The Sleeping Beauty

Master of Ceremonies

The Sleeping Beauty

Cavalier