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. Chris is currently in is 14th season with the Houston Ballet.
Chris' classical and contemporary repertoire works include: 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, Chris 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, Bonze, and Pinkerton in Stanton Welch's Madame Butterfly.
Since 2017, Chris taught the Houston Ballet Academy and Company auditions, and he has been asked to set choreography on other professional dance companies around the world. During the summer of 2018, he taught at the Houston Ballet Academy’s very first satellite intensive in San Antonio.