Christopher Mills (Chris) was brought up on the Kapiti Coast where he danced with his local studio, Judith Fudge Dance School. With the nurturing support of Judith, she guided him into the world of contemporary dance.
Chris then went on to do full time training for 4 years at the renowned New Zealand School of Dance. He was lucky to work with many influential tutors, such as Paula Steeds-Huston, Helen Winchester, Jarek Cemerek and Victoria (Tor) Colombus, who is now Co-Artisitc Director of New Zealand Dance Company. He was influenced by man choreographers from around the globe who he worked with at the school.
Upon graduating the school with a Diploma in Dance, Chris was inviyted to join the incredibly talented ensemble of Australian Dance Theatre. Under the Artistic Directorship of Garry Stewart. He began his professional Dance career with the company from 2016 - 2021. Over this time, Chris performed on stages around the world with works such as The Begging of Nature, Be Yourself and South - to name a few by Garry Stewart. Chris performed in works such as Adrienne Semmens, Ina Christel Johannessen, Alison Currie, Philippe Kratz and Lina Limosani. Over these five and a half years, Chris had the privilege to tour extensively with the company in Europe, America, South America and Australia.
Chris has a love of teaching, with high levels of energy, strong cultural awareness and empathetic qualities. He is interested in sharing the human experience of Dance with others. He thanks the community of Artists and family that have supported and built him up as the Artist he is today.