The Dancers

Christian Renforth

Christian Renforth Dancer Christian Renforth for the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Photo credit: Stephen A’Court.

Christian Renforth joined the Royal New Zealand Ballet as a company member in January 2021 after appearing as a guest for The Sleeping Beauty in 2020. He previously was dancing in Ohio, USA, as a corps de ballet member with Cincinnati Ballet where he performed feature roles and prior to this he spent three years at Grand Rapids Ballet in Michigan, USA.

Christian excels in both classical and contemporary works and has appeared in world premieres by Nicolo Fonte, David Morse, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Travis Wall, as well as works by George Balanchine, Val Caniparoli, Nacho Duato, Jiri Kylian, Justin Peck, Jerome Robbins, Septime Webre, amongst others. 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. Christian was born in Richmond Virginia, USA, where he graduated from The School of Richmond Ballet. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, cum laude, from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Dancer Credits


The Sleeping Beauty

Master of Ceremonies

The Sleeping Beauty

Cavalier