VideoVon Howard explains the complex relationship between classical and modern dance styles and how he incorporates the difference influences.
Christian Von Howard
Christian is an international performer, teacher, choreographer and the Artistic Director of the VON HOWARD PROJECT, a contemporary dance company based in New Jersey and New York. In 2006 he received a Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council of the Arts.
Christian was on the dance faculty of Columbia College and served as the Associate Artistic Director for the Power Company, South Carolina's leading contemporary dance company. He has also been a member on the faculty at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in New York City since 1998.
Christian holds a BFA from Texas Christian University and a MFA from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.
VideoIn high school, Von Howard discovered his passion for dance. He describes how he continued to develop his craft.
VideoChristian von Howard talks about the piece, Turbulence, that he choreographed in three days. The Power Company performed this piece at the Columbia Museum of Art.
VideoVon Howard believes the most important traits in a dancer are drive and work ethic.
VideoChristian von Howard talks about his work style when it comes to choreography. Von Howard uses athletic, aerial movement in his work influenced by a great variety of styles.