Christopher Williams, hailed as "one of the most exciting choreographic voices out there" in The New York Times and "the downtown prodigy" in The New Yorker, is a choreographer, dancer, and puppeteer who has been devoted to crafting and performing choreographic works in New York City and abroad since 1999. His original works have been presented at many New York City venues including Dance Theater Workshop, City Center, Danspace Project, P.S. 122, La Mama, the 92nd Street Y, and DanceNew Amsterdam, among others. His pieces have also toured nationally to Kalamazoo, Michigan, and internationally to Bogotá, Colombia. He has held artistic residencies at Movement Research, Joyce SoHo, Dance New Amsterdam, Djerassi, White Oak Plantation, Yaddo, The Yard, and the Liguria Study Center for Arts & Humanities in Bogliasco, Italy. He has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and has received multiple grants from the O'Donnell-Green Music & Dance Foundation, the Greenwall Foundation, and the Jim Henson Foundation. In 2005, he received a New York Dance & Performance "Bessie" Award for his work Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins. He graduated from Sarah Lawrence College and the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris, and has since performed for Tere O'Connor Dance, Douglas Dunn & Dancers, John Kelly, Yoshiko Chuma & the School of Hard Knocks, Rebecca Lazier's TERRAIN, Sally Silvers, Jon Kinzel, Yvonne Meier, Fred Ho, John Kelly, David Neumann, Sally Silvers, Renée Archibald, Michou Szabo, Edisa Weeks, Risa Jaroslow, Eliza Miller, Nanine Linning, Beppie Blankert, Charles Atlas, Wendy Rogers, Lisa Gonzales, and Anita Cheng, among others. As a puppeteer, he has performed for acclaimed puppetry artists Basil Twist, Dan Hurlin, Chris Green, Erin K. Orr, and Lake Simons. He also serves on Danspace Project's Artist Advisory Board and lives in Sunset Park Brooklyn.