Christopher Figaro Jackson
The Maywood, Illinois native’s recent credits include Fire Shut Up In My Bones at the Metropolitan Opera, where he also danced in and served as assistant choreographer for Porgy & Bess. He will appear in the Met’s forthcoming X, The Life and Times of Malcolm X. His dance credits include Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Elisa Monte, River North Dance Chicago, New Jersey Dance Theater, and the Victory Dance Project. Jackson is an Adjunct Professor of Dance at NYU and has taught at Spelman College, Montclair State University, Roosevelt University, The Ailey School, Dance Theatre of Harlem, American Ballet Theatre (JKO school), The Joffrey School, Harlem School of the Arts, Ballet Tech, and the American Dance Academy.