Born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Christopher House has been Artistic Director of Toronto Dance Theatre since 1994. In addition to contributing over sixty works to the TDT repertoire, he has created choreography for many other companies and individuals including Ballet BC, Lisbon’s Ballet Gulbenkian, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, The National Ballet of Canada, Peggy Baker, and Guillaume Côté. He has also directed two collaborations with indie-pop band The Hidden Cameras, made several short films and videos, and in 2015 was a contributing choreographer with Cirque du Soleil for the Opening Ceremony of the Pan Am Games in Toronto. Current projects include a new work for twenty-two dancers produced by Neighbourhood Dance Works in St. John’s. He continues his performance practice with Deborah Hay, Ame Henderson, and Jordan Tannahill, and is increasingly active as a teacher and mentor in such projects as TDT’s Emerging Voices Project, and The Art of Stillness and Choreography Across Disciplines, at the Banff Centre.
Christopher House has received many awards and honours for his work including three Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the Muriel Sherrin Award for International Achievement in Dance, the Silver Ticket Award from the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, and an Honorary Doctorate from Memorial University of Newfoundland. He is an Associate Dance Artist of Canada’s National Arts Centre, and was recently named a Member of the Order of Canada.