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Christopher Mohnani

Christopher is originally from Makati City in the Philippines. He was a soloist and principal dancer with Ballet Manila, Krasnoyarsk State Opera and Ballet Theater of Russia and for almost 10 seasons, as the top male Principal Danseur at Nashville Ballet. During the course of his dance career, he has had the privilege of dancing a wide range of soloist and principal roles, most notable of which are Romeo in the world premiere of Nashville Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet, Snow King in the World Premiere of Tennessee’s brand new full-length Nutcracker, Conrad in the Asian premiere of Le Corsaire, Dracula in the Asian premiere of Dracula, Prince Desire in the Tennessee premiere of a full-length The Sleeping Beauty, Albrecht in the full-length Giselle and Young Warrior and Faun in the Nashville premieres of The Rite of Spring and Afternoon of a Faun. He also was the Waltz Boy in Serenade, Phlegmatic in Four Temperaments and The Lead Boy in Square Dance – all George Balanchine ballets revived in its full form for a professional company in Tennessee. He completed two rounds and received a certificate at the 6th Asia Pacific International Ballet Competition held in Japan and has regularly performed as a principal guest artist for companies around the United States as well as in his hometown in the Philippines. In 2004 he founded the Asian American Performing Arts Society (AAPAS) – a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that promotes and celebrates the beauty and diversity of Asian American

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