Biography

Christopher Tendai is an up and coming Theatre Choreographer, breathing a fresh new life into the imagery of how we see Theatre and Dance productions. Some of his credits include: Assassins The Musical, Wuthering Heights Workshop Showing (4****), Children of Eden (5*****), Scroogelicous (5*****) and The Wonderful (4****) winning an Offie Award (2021).

"Within my body of work, I like to lead with ‘intention’ first and then allow the movement to follow. In my opinion I feel that ‘narrative’ is the fundamental aspect of creating powerful movement. I like to integrate different dance styles such as: Contemporary, Jazz, Afro Beats and Physical Theatre. I always like to ask myself the question ‘Why’ and allow the relevance of movement to blend with the use of dynamics which, I believe, heightens the work."

Christopher is also the Artistic Director for the Award-Winning Dance Company: CTC Dance Company. The company are known for their thought provoking works such as ‘IDENTITY’ and their recent show ‘iNk’d’. The Company currently have a partnership at Theatre Peckham (London) and are working towards their new Off Westend adaption of Alice in Wonderland called 'Wonderland In Alice' premiering in April 2023.

His next endeavour is to choreograph Carrie the Musical (8th-10th March) and a new musical for British Youth Music Theatre in Summer 2023.

Performance Credits: Cabaret (Playhouse Theatre), Carousel (Regents Open Air Theatre), Dick Whittington (National Theatre), Matilda (Cambridge Theatre), In The Willows (UK Tour), West Side Story (Royal Exchange Theatre), Original Cast of Hamilton (Victoria Palace Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar (Regents Open Air Theatre), In The Heights (Kings Cross Theatre), Hairspray (UK & Ireland Tour).

A big passion of Tendai’s is to give back to young aspiring performers, especially performers of colour, providing help and support to those who do not have access to professional training. He is currently the Anti Racism Facilitator at Emil Dale Academy.