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Chris Deephouse



Chris Deephouse' current passion for dance started with a contact improvisation class in  1992.   Over the next 10 years, he studied with Jennifer Keller, Andrew Harwood, Nancy Stark Smith,  Alicia Grayson, KJ Holmes,  Chris, Aiken, Ray Chung,   Martin Keogh,  Leah Stein, and others.  Meanwhile he branched out to swing, waltz,  contra dance, and other social dances.  He danced with Mixed Pickles Vintage Dance, under the direction of Bob Skiba.  In  2003, he married contra dance caller Donna Hunt  and has traveled with her to contra dance events in over 20 states, Canada,  and New Zealand.

In Philadelphia since 1999, he  is an enthusiastic follower of contemporary dance at places like FringeArts, Next Move, Mascher Space, and BalletX. For a few years, he was a house manager  for  FringeArts (Pig Iron: Welcome to Yuba City,  Lee Etzold: P's & Q's,  Kate Watson-Wallace: House).   He appreciates a wide  range of dance, from post-modern improvisation to  works tightly choreographed to exciting musc. From quirky off beat pieces to circus arts and demanding physical theater.

Chris joined thINKingDANCE  in the fall of 2014 as treasurer. As general manager,  he  looks after development, finance, and communications activities. He believes  deeply in the mission and spirit of  thINKingDANCE: to  raise the ante on dance coverage and conversation.