Chris is an experienced choreographer-director who has created and produced shows across the mediums of Theatre, Television, Film and Global Brands. His versatility and dependable work-ethic has made him highly sought after in an industry where his achievements were built upon his earlier success as one of the most in-demand dancers of his generation.
Chris’ life-long passion first took hold in the theatre, where he made his West End debut at the age of eleven in ‘Gypsy’ starring Angela Lansbury. After which he never stopped working or learning from the best with numerous theatre credits including: Andrew Lloyd Webbers ‘Song and Dance’ and as lead dancer in the original cast of ‘Anything Goes’ - which won the Tony Award for best choreography by Michael Smuin. Chris’ stage craft and discipline soon caught the eye of the Really Useful Group, who provided his first break as resident director on the hit musical Starlight Express. For seven years, Chris was considered a valuable member of the production team and he also re-staged highlights of the show for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 50th birthday at the Royal Albert Hall.
Chris’ skill-set and choreographic range is likewise reflected in a diversity of television credits, including: Royal Variety Shows, Kids Say the Funniest Things, My Kind of Music, Top of the Pops, Mobo Awards, BBC’s original reality talent show, Star for a Night, Tonight at the London Palladium, So You Think You Can Dance in America for Fox TV.
Chris also choreographed the award winning Ant & Dec Takeaway arena Tour, working alongside the double act and Pussycat Doll, Ashley Roberts. This followed from a successful Saturday Night Fever finale which he choreographed for comedian John Bishop’s ‘Sunshine’ arena tour.
In film, he has worked with many artists, but one memorable project which stands out for on-the-spot creativity, was Sarah Brightman’s ‘Harem’ DVD collection. This required filming 10 separate songs in 10 days, all set in 10 different historic locations in Morocco.
With a wealth of experience behind him, Chris eagerly made his debut as a director for Prisoner Cell Block H the musical starring Paul O Grady as ‘Lily Savage’. In quick succession Chris would further develop his production skills, choreography and creative talents in the following productions:
Chris has worked for many brands and global corporates such as Nike, Adidas, Asics, GUS, Sainsbury’s, Argos, SPX, Jordan F1, McLaren F1, TU, Anglian, Pirelli Calendar, Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.
It is no surprise that Chris Baldock’s artistry, infectious passion and sure-footed consistency have proved invaluable contributions on every production he commits to. Likewise, his generosity of spirit has touched many he has worked with, he’s inspired and nurtured some of whom have gone on to flourish as successful performers in their own right. With the same spirit and sense of purpose that he brings to every project, Chris looks forward in anticipation to the new challenges and professional adventures ahead.
"If you have reached this far, then I thank you for taking the time to read about me."