Charissa-Lee Barton


CHARISSA-LEE BARTON is a dancer, choreographer, and creative director with a presence in NYC and Los Angeles. She has appeared on international stages including the Kennedy Center, City Center, La Scala, Sydney Opera House, and Lincoln Center, among many others. Credits as performer and creative collaborator include Parsons Dance Company, Aszure Barton and Artists, Benjamin Millepied and Co, Alberta Ballet, NYC Ballet, and the film Across the Universe. Her choreography has been represented on stage at the Grammy’s, AdobeMax, and Comiccon, and in TV/Film on Netflix, SyFy Network, and Lionsgate. In addition to her theater and film credits, Charissa-Lee has been featured in numerous publications including Vogue Italia, New York Times, Dance Magazine, Passion and Line (Howard Schatz), Lois Greenfield works, and other prominent, international publications. She was recently chosen as one of six choreographers to showcase her work at the Ailey Theater for DanceBreakNYC. Charissa-Lee is co-founder of Barton Movement and Axis Connect, creative platforms for world-class dance artists. Since 2007 she has also led two nonprofits supporting international humanitarian relief. Her creative spirit and natural leadership render her invaluable as a versatile creator and collaborator. She is looking forward to working with DanceWorks Chicago!