Chip Abbott is a NYC based choreographer and performer who comes all the way from Lake Tahoe Nevada. Chip’s contemporary and classical dance background brings a unique stylistic quality to his theatre dance class. His performance career spans the worlds of concert dance, commercial, and theatre dance. He is a master teacher across the country and believes in creating a class structure that is athletic, engaging, inspiring and energizing.
Having a diverse performance background, Chip started his career as an apprentice training at River North Chicago Dance Company. He then went on to work with Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, the Brooklyn’s The Chase Brock Experience. Theatre credits include The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The 101 Dalmatians Musical(Madison Square Garden), The Kennedy Center’s A Man of Many Honors, High School Musical, West Side Story, Never Gonna’ Dance, 42nd St, Hello Dolly!, and On the Town.
Chip’s choreography is a fusion of contemporary and theatre dance focusing on story telling and the occasional nod to modern dance. Think classic Jack Cole lines paired with hints of Pina Bausch. His work has been seen at Gus Giordano’s Jazz Dance World Congress, Houston Metropolitan Dance Company’s Met Too, InAside Chicago Dance Company and NYC’s Band of Gypsies. Chip was an artist is residency at University of Central Oklahoma and has taught master classes at Oklahoma City University, University of Tulsa, and Michigan State University/The Wharton Center.