founder & artistic director
Chris Bell is proudly from The East Side of San Antonio and begin his interest in performance at Jacobs Chapel United Methodist Church and was further nurtured at The San Antonio Public Theater and the San Antonio School for the Performing Arts before graduating from The Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities . He completed his undergraduate work at Texas Christian University and Lamar University attaining degrees in Dance (BS) and Geology (BS), and earned a (MFA) in Contemporary Dance from Case Western Reserve University. He is also a proud 4-time alum of the American Dance Festival. He has performed the works of Merce Cunningham, Hanya Holm, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Laura Dean and Pascal Rioult. He currently makes work with Raja Feather Kelly as a member of the feath3r theory, is a principal dancer for Eryc Taylor Dance and is a frequent collaborator with (and former choreographic assistant to) Mark Dendy. In addition to performing he teaches for ETD Outreach, Marquis Studios, TADA! Youth Theaters and Marble Collegiate Church, where he is also the resident choreographer, a position he has served at the American Theater of Harlem and The Mather Dance Collective which brought people aged 8-80 of various skill level and socioeconomic status together to create and perform new dances.