Christopher R. Wilson

CHRISTOPHER R. WILSON (Augusta, GA) is a graduate of John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School and most recently graduated cum laude from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance. He has studied at Colton Ballet School, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, and The School at Jacob’s Pillow. He began his professional career with BHdos, the second company of Ballet Hispanico and has performed at The World Monument Fund's Hadrian Gala honoring Queen Sofía of Spain as well as the 2017 Essence Festival in New Orleans. He has performed works by choreographers Matthew Rushing, Kyle Abraham, Emily Molnar, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Eduardo Vilaro, to name a few. He has performed as a guest artist with The Black Iris Project and was a member of Ailey II. Mr. Wilson joined the Company in 2018.

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Artistic Director Robert Battle Announces Exciting Highlights to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Lincoln Center Season June 13-17, 2018

New York – May 17, 2018 – Artistic Director Robert Battle has announced exciting highlights to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Lincoln Center season at the David H. Koch Theater June 13 – 17. In addition to three diverse programs – Celebrate Women, with a world premiere by Jessica Lang, Ailey, Then & Now, and Musical Icons – the engagement also includes The Ailey Spirit Gala benefit; three new Company dancers; and a series of activities for all as Ailey enters its sixth decade.

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Jazz WCLK - 'UPFRONT' with Ray Cornelius featuring Christopher Wilson

Check out this weekend's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It features Ray Cornelius' one-on-one interviews with actress-singer-director Brely Evans, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre performer Christopher R. Wilson and Shelbia Jackson, Executive Director of the DeKalb Entertainment Commission.

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Fordham News - Ailey/Fordham Alumnus Joins Alvin Ailey American Dance Company

When Christopher Wilson, FCLC ’17, found out that he had made the company of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, he immediately called his mother, who screamed and dropped the phone. “It took, like, a good two minutes for her to come back to me, so I just sort of sat there, just listening to her, and I was also crying at the same time,” he said.

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CBS New York - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Heads to Lincoln Center

New York (CBSNewYork) - The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has been entertaining audiences across the globe for decades, and this weekend the highly acclaimed company comes to Lincoln Center's David H. Koch theater. CBS2's Cindy Hsu was joined by the three newest Company members, Khalia Campell, Christopher R. Wilson and Courtney Celeste Spears for a special preview.