Christopher Radford is a professional dance performer, teacher and choreographer who works in the high-energy styles of African, Afro-fusion and Contemporary.
Originally from Birmingham, Chris started dancing as a member of ACE Dance and Music’s company. He moved on to formal training at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds where he achieved a First-Class BPA (hons) Degree. After graduating NSCD he completed an apprenticeship with Scottish Dance Theatre, in conjunction with London Contemporary Dance School, achieving a Distinction Postgraduate Diploma.
After his apprenticeship, Chris became a freelance artist; touring nationally and internationally with companies including Scottish Dance Theatre, Autin DT, ACE Dance and Music, Heather Walrond Company and Corey Baker Dance. He internationally performed works by choreographers; Damien Jalet, Anton Lachky, Rosie Kay and Fleur Darkin, and was involved in research and video development with Extended Play Dance, led by Jamaal Burkmar.
Recently, alongside performing, Chris has been teaching and choreographing on many schools and youth programmes throughout the Midlands, including CAT Birmingham and Nicholson School of Dance, and is the principal lecturer of Contemporary on Performers CollegeDegree Course. He has formed his own company with partner Sara Macqueen, Linden Dance Company, and has been researching, delivering and creating work as part of the Arts Connect THRIVEbursary, HG31 digital Commission and Beyond Borders project. Linden DC has performed at festivals including Birmingham Weekender, BIDF and Fest4all and has a youth company, Linden Youth, that is currently engaging in weekly classes and performance projects.