Christopher L. Huggins is a former soloist of the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Aterballetto of Reggio Emilia, Italy. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Huggins trained under the tutelage of Andrea H. Major, the late Danny Sloan, and Martha Armstrong Gray. He attended State University of New York at Purchase, the Juilliard School at Lincoln Center, and was a fellowship scholar at the Ailey School.
As a master teacher and choreographer, he works in Italy, France, Norway, U.K., Switzerland, Slovenia, Austria, Japan, Korea, Jamaica, South Africa, and throughout the United States. Mr. Huggins has served as Adjunct Professor of Dance at University for the Arts in Philadelphia and Ailey/Fordham in New York City. He has taught countless master classes and workshops at several universities and dance institutions.
Mr. Huggins is a 2002 and 2008 recipient of the 'Alvin Ailey Award' for Best Choreography from the Black Theater Alliance in Chicago for his works 'Enemy Behind the Gates' for Philadanco and 'Pyrokinesis' for Gus Giordano Dance Chicago. Huggins is a silver medalist winner from the 3rd International Contemporary Dance Competition in Seoul, Korea, was named '25 Choreographers to Watch' by the NPR in 2008 and was the sole choreographer in 2008 for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Opening Night Gala for their 50th Anniversary Celebration.