Christopher Phillips is a native of Cape Cod, MA and has been teaching dance for 15 years and continuing. Mr. Phillips has taught all over the state of Massachusetts as a classical ballet instructor and is currently located in the greater Boston area.
Mr. Phillips teaches classical dance using the Vaganova syllabus and is dedicated to providing the best classical ballet education for young and adult dancers; passing on the classical art-form through foundation, discipline, and artistry.
Christopher has taken two Vaganova syllabus teacher courses, first in the United States and the second in Russia. The first program was with John White in Narberth, PA. John White is the founder of Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet and danced for the National Ballet of Cuba. John White has given teacher-training seminars to hundreds of novice and experienced teachers on this syllabus. He has written two books, Teaching Classical Ballet and Advanced Principles in Teaching Classical Ballet which have received enthusiastic acclaim as important books for serious teachers of classical dance. While in Russia, Christopher took a month-long teacher-program with Ballet Heritage, directed by Eldar Aliev. Eldar is Artistic Director of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre and the Director of the Academy of Russian Ballet, named after A.Y.Vaganova, in Vladivostok, Russia. Christopher, while attending the summer program, studied with Elena Poryvkina, who is currently a teacher for the junior levels at the Vaganova Ballet Academy. Between the two courses, Christopher is certified to teach all levels in the Vaganova system, pointe work, and partnering.
BAC is thrilled to welcome Christopher to the faculty in 2019.