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Houston Ballet's Christopher Coomer

Christopher Coomer, Soloist

Birthplace
Birkenhead, England

Dance Training
Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy
Wallasey School of Ballet

Joined the Company
2004

Promoted to Soloist
2007

Favorite Role
Couple I in Brian Enos' Spare Parts

One defining moment...
Finding out I was going to be a dad.

Christopher Coomer was born in Birkenhead, England, and received his training at Wallasey School of Ballet and Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy. He joined Houston Ballet in 2004 and was promoted to soloist in 2007 following his performance in Stanton Welch's Clear.

Mr. Coomer's classical and contemporary repertoire includes: Giselle, Onegin, The Nutcracker, Merry Widow; Christopher Bruce's Rooster, Hush, Sergeant Early's Dream, and Swan Song; Mark Morris's Sandpaper and Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes; James Kudelka's Firebird and Little Dancer; Jiří Kylián's Petite Mort, Forgotten Land, and Svadebka; Twyla Tharp's The Brahms-Haydn Variations; Christopher Wheeldon's Carnival of the Animals; Hans van Manen's Five Tangos; Julia Adam's Ketubah, Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Gloria; Jerome Robbins' The Concert; George Balanchine's Western Symphony, Serenade, Jewels, and Theme and Variations; Ben Stevenson's Don Quixote, Dracula, Coppélia, and The Sleeping Beauty; Stanton Welch's Manninyas, Divergence, Indigo, Play, Velocity, Elements, Tu Tu, Madame Butterfly, Red Earth, Clear, Four Seasons, Cinderella, Falling, Doll's House, Marie, and La Bayadère.

In addition, Mr. Coomer has performed featured roles in many works, including: George Balanchine's  Jewels; Stanton Welch's Tu Tu, Red Earth, Cinderella, and La Bayadére;  Paris and Tybalt in Ben Stevenson's Romeo and Juliet; Von Rothbart in Stanton Welch's Swan Lake; Edwaard Liang's Murmuration, Gurn in August Bournonville's La Sylphide; Sharpless, Prince, Yamadori, and Bonze in Stanton Welch's Madame Butterfly.


Houston Ballet's Christopher Coomer

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Videos:
Stanton Welch's Nosotros

Nacho Duato's Jardí Tancat

Hans van Manen's Five Tangos

Headshot by: Pam Francis