Chris Carter

Substitute Teacher and Guest Choreographer

Christopher is a Liberal Arts Graduate from Grand Valley State University. Carter has traveled extensively performing, directing and choreographing. Some of his credits include A CHORUS LINE, GYPSY, MEMPHIS (Jeff Nomination and BTAA Recipient), DREAMGIRLS, IN THE HEIGHTS (Broadway World Award), Porchlight Revisits THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG and CHESS at Porchlight Music Theatre; FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE (Jeff Nomination, Court Theater); LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, HAIR (Mercury Theatre); PAJAMA GAME, THE WIZ, 42ND STREET, and GUYS AND DOLLS (Theatre at the Center); THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE (Northlight Theater); SHOW BOAT and OKLAHOMA! (Lyric Opera Chicago); SHOW BOAT (San Francisco and Houston Grand Operas); HAIRSPRAY (Drury Lane Oakbrook), JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Paramount Theater); Duke Ellington’s Queenie Pie (Chicago Opera Theater); LEGALLY BLONDE (Northwestern); WONDERFUL TOWN, SWEENEY TODD (Grand Award), GODSPELL(Grand Valley State University); THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (Director of the MTI National High School Pilot). A former scholarship student of Debbie Allen Dance Academy. Director/Choreographer for the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s Summer Repertory Theatre Intensive for six seasons.

Chris is thrilled to join the LAD staff after guest choreographing for LAD Ensemble and the Pre-Professional Monday class!