A native of Augusta, Georgia, Christopher R. Wilson is a graduate of John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School and graduated cum laude from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance. He trained at Colton Ballet School, Cutno Dance Center, Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, and The School at Jacob’s Pillow. He began his professional career with BHdos, the second company of Ballet Hispánico, and has performed for Queen Sofía of Spain and Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands. He has had the privilege of performing on the main stage of the 2017 Essence Festival in New Orleans. Mr. Wilson has performed works by choreographers Alvin Ailey, Judith Jamison, Wayne McGregor, Camille A. Brown, Kyle Abraham, and Aszure Barton, among others. He has been a guest artist with The Black Iris Project and for the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. In addition to dancing, he has taught numerous workshops and masterclasses and has set choreography all over the world. Mr. Wilson was a member of Ailey II and joined Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 2018.