Chris Bell is originally from San Antonio, Texas but lives and works in NYC. He attended Case Western Reserve University with the help of a fully funded graduate fellowship, earning a MFA in Contemporary Dance. He completed his undergraduate work at Texas Christian University and Lamar University earning degrees in Dance (BS) and Geology (BS). He is also a proud alum of the American Dance Festival where he was a 4-time full scholarship recipient. He has performed the works of Merce Cunningham, Hanya Holm, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Laura Dean and Pascal Rioult. He has acted as choreographic and directorial assistant to Mark Dendy and is a member of dendy/donovan projects, serves as Rehearsal Director and Guest Artist for Gaspard&Dancers and performs with Eryc Taylor Dance Inc. He choreographs for and teaches Mindful Movement at Marble Collegiate Church, was the resident choreographer for the American Theater of Harlem, and created two works for The Mather Dance Collective which brought people aged 8-80 of various skill level and socioeconomic status together to create and perform new dances. In addition to performing and choreographing he has taught for Dixon Place, DanceNow/NYC, ETD Outreach,Pascal Rioult Dance NY, Marquis Studios and TADA! Youth Theaters. Under ChrisBellDances he has gotten the opportunity to present his own work at Triskelion Arts, The Brecht Forum, The National Choreography Festival, The Hatch Festival, Queensboro Dance Festival, The American Dance Festival (Student Concert), American College Dance Festival, The Luminaria Arts Festival (San Antonio, Texas) and The Ohio Dance Festival.