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Christopher Amaya

Christopher Amaya


Christopher began his performing career with Corpus Christi Ballet at age seven, since then has gone on to summer intensives with the American Ballet Theater in NY and the Houston Ballet Academy.  He has been in over 29 productions with CCB, some of his favorites include: Peter in Peter and the Wolf and Remembrances. He has competed in Showstoppers National Championship and was part of the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra Christmas Spectacular playing the role of Adam.

He attended the University of the Arts Pre-College Musical Theater Summer Workshop. He went on to attend the Boston Conservatory of Music pursuing a BFA in Musical Theater. After two years he relocated from Boston to Texas finishing his undergraduate degree at Sam Houston State University. A local theater credit includes Ryan in High School Musical at the Harbor Playhouse. At SHSU he was in productions of Chicago, Secret Garden, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Dance Spectrum Choreography pieces. Christopher performed at the Moody Gardens in Galveston with Performers Playhouse’s production of the Roaring 20s.

His professional career began in Boston with a production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by David Gammons. Following that he danced Blue Bird with Ballet Forte/Fort Bend Academy of Dance. He then went to Dallas where he performed with Uptown Players (Regional Equity Theater), in their production of the Off-Broadway production of ALTAR BOYZ where he was Dance Captain and understudied Mark/Juan.  He then was a paid actor for an episode on the Canadian Reality TV Show (Party Mamma’s) which filmed in 2010. He is happy to be dancing this 2011-2012 Season with the Company that began his career in the arts. He is in the process of launching a website for Life Coaching, and he will cover everything from love, careers, food, and finding happiness.

"It amazes me how healing fruit and vegetables are and they give you a rocking body! Fruit fuels my body for dancing and keeps me at my best for performances. I am stronger, leaner, and more energenic from this diet." -Christopher Amaya