Christopher Broughton

Christopher Broughton

Convention Teacher

Christopher's Highlights

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Christopher Broughton began dancing at the age of 12 and never looked back. Under the instruction of Paul and Arlene Kennedy at Universal Dance, he immediately became a member of the Kennedy Tap Company. Kennedy Tap Company is world renowned and responsible for such tap greats as Derick Grant and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards. Christopher had the pleasure of performing as cast mates with Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards in his first Tony, Astaire and Drama Desk Award winning Broadway show, "After Midnight." Broughton's dancing has also led to National recognition with the NAACP ACT-SO Award not once, but twice.

As an instructor, performer and choreographer, his art has taken him everywhere from St. Louis and Washington D.C. to Brazil, Finland, Cuba, Italy, Germany and beyond. In 2007, hardship struck Broughton's life when he spent over a year recovering from a major injury to his left leg. He has since returned from this injury and is at the peak of his game.

On account of his triumph, Broughton has performed and toured the world with such greats as Jason Samuels Smith, Chloe Arnold, R&B singer MYA and Ted Levy. Christopher's company work has included national and international tours with Dorrance Dance, "Magic of The Dance," and Rasta Thomas’ "Tap Stars," as well as participating in The Cotton Club Parade at NY City Center. Most recently, he has been performing as a featured dancer on the 25th Anniversary Tour of "Riverdance" and just completed a critically acclaimed run of the Signature Theatre’s revival of "Jellys Last Jam" featuring choreography by Jared Grimes.

Christopher Broughton owes his sincerest gratitude to his sister Chantel Heath, who introduced him to the world of dance, Tonie Nicholas, son of the legendary Fayard Nicholas, and Paul and Arlene Kennedy; without whom, he wouldn't be where he is today.