Chris Dupre' - Contemporary Jazz 2/3
- Thursday January 9 at 6:30pm
Producer, Director, Choreographer and Entrepreneur are all titles used to describe Chris Payne Dupre'. With a keen eye for detail and the insight of a visionary, Chris has created works on stage and screen that have captivated audiences worldwide.
As Supervising Choreographer on the NBC hit reality television show "America's Got Talent", Chris worked to transform contestants weekly from rank amateurs to world-class entertainers. His choreography can also be seen on the FOX reality television show “Take Me Out”, "Soul Train Awards", and HBO series “Arli$$”. Renowned musical artists have also sought out Chris' signature moves, such as Prince, rap mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, and rock icons such as Jane's Addiction.
"Amazing job you have done this season. Truly organized and creative; getting the best out of the acts."
-Jason Raff, Executive Producer America's Got Talent 5-
Training in Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop and Salsa, among other dance disciplines, has allowed Chris to perform as a dancer for Diana Ross, Janet Jackson, Kylie Minogue and Enrique Iglesias. He has danced at the Academy Awards, in the made-for-TV movie "Cinderella", in the cult classic film "Newsies" and in the Original Broadway Cast of Elton John and Tim Rice's "Aida". Through dance, Chris has had the privilege of working with notable directors such as Rob Reiner (Rumor Has It), Robert Zemeckis (A Christmas Carol), Tom Hanks (That Thing You Do), Chris Columbus (Rent) and John Landis (Pepsi).
Chris has enjoyed his time behind the camera as Associate Producer on the film "Sugar", co-producing and choreographing Daniel Bedingfield’s music video “Out Of My Head”, and as a producer and director for the web series "Does Your Mama Know".
Currently, he is developing TrueVisionEntertainment (TVE), his production company and sound stage facility located in downtown Los Angeles. TVE has quickly become sought out by clients such as Chris Brown, America’s Got Talent, Faith Evans, and Dancing with the Stars.
Chris continues to enjoy teaching dance around the world (Germany, France, Italy, Holland, Canada, Japan and throughout the Unites States), inspiring and motivating students of all ages and skill levels. Chris’ passion, talent, and creativity have always made him stand out and with the addition of TVE, the sky is the limit.