Lynn and Chris Tabor

Chris Tabor

Christopher began his training in the San Francisco Bay area. He studied at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City and L’Ecole des Grands Ballets Canadiens. His professional career began in Montreal, dancing with Les Grands Ballet Canadiens where he rose to rank of Soloist. While in Montreal Chris was offered a position with the Basel Ballet of Basel, Switzerland, where he performed many soloist and principal roles. After dancing in Switzerland, he joined Cleveland Ballet and danced many principal roles, ranging in scope from Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake to the Champion Roper in Agnes DeMille’s Rodeo. While still dancing with the company, Chris was promoted to the position of Ballet Master, and soon thereafter Regisseur.

Chris has taught and staged many works for companies such as the Atlanta Ballet and Ballet Nuevo Mundo de Caracas of Venezuela. Since 1995 he has been a guest teacher and choreographer for the Cecchetti Council of America’s International summer conference. During the 2001-2002 school year, Chris accepted the position of Visiting Artist at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania where he taught choreography as well as all levels of ballet technique.

Lynn Tabor

Lynn Brennan Tabor began her training in the Cecchetti Method with Sylvia Hamer in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After graduating high school she received a scholarship to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, and her career included dancing with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Cleveland Ballet and Long Beach Ballet, where she performed corps de ballet and soloist roles in ballets by Frederick Ashton, John Neumeier, George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, Leonid Massine, Fernand Nault, Brian MacDonald, Ian Horvath and Dennis Nahat.

Lynn has taught and choreographed for New Jersey Ballet School, School of Cleveland Ballet, Cleveland State University, Long Beach Ballet and the Edinburgh Festival. She was director of the Cleveland Music School Settlement Dance Department from 1998-2003. She has taught for twenty summers at the Cecchetti Council of America International Summer School, which trains students from all around the world every July.

Lynn relocated from Cleveland to Portland, Oregon in 2003 with her husband Christopher and founded the Portland Youth Ballet in September 2007.

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