Hassan Christopher is an award winning director/choreographer and master instructor. He is honored to have earned the Lester Horton Innovator Award, an NAACP award for Best Stage Choreography, a New York Musical Festival Award for Excellence, and numerous nominations. His work as a performer and director/choreographer has been seen at venues nationally and abroad including the Guggenheim, REDCAT, Socrates Sculpture Park, UCLA, Grand Performances among others. In addition to self-producing new and original projects, his freelance credits include choreography for Comedy Central's Chocolate News and the Naked Trucker & T-Bone show and music videos for TVOTR, Shakira, Usher and Britney Spears. Hassan is also a passionate movement educator with over a decade of teaching experience in contemporary, jazz, partnering, improvisation, choreography and urban dance forms. He has taught at leading studios including the Edge in Hollywood and served as a guest lecturer and teaching artist for UCLA, LMU, Scripps College and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles and New York. Most recently he did movement direction for rising pop sensation and singer/trumpet player Spencer Ludwig and co-created a full-length site-specific work that earned Critic's Pick in Time Out New York.