Principal Lecturer Contemporary
Christopher Radford is a Midlands based 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 youth company. He moved on to formal training at Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds receiving a First-Class BPA(hons) Degree and completed an apprenticeship with Scottish Dance Theatre, in conjunction with London Contemporary Dance School, receiving a Distinction Postgraduate Diploma.
After graduating, 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 has internationally performed works by choreographers; Damien Jalet, Anton Lachky, Rosie Kay and Fleur Darkin, and has also been 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 and also working with Birmingham Hippodrome as a freelance Learning Coordinator.
He has formed his own company with partner Sara Macqueen, Linden Dance Company, and has been researching and creating work as part of the Arts Connect THRIVE bursary, HG31 digital Commission and Beyond Borders project. Linden DC has performed at festivals including Birmingham Weekender, BIDF and Fest4all and has developed a youth company, Linden Youth.