Guest Composer of Dancing in Our Time (2010)
Christian Cherry is a composer and performer whose musical output has been mostly in dance, theatre and collaborative performance. Recent work includes collaborations with Sherrie Barr, Aiko Kinoshita, Barb Grubel, Andy Noble, Billy Siegenfeld and Kista Tucker. His work has been presented in a variety of venues in the U.S. and in Finland, France, Italy, Japan and Korea. His work at dance festivals includes 10 years ('88-'98) at the American Dance Festival in Durham, N.C. working in the studio with a wide range of styles and prominent teachers. Notable works produced there include an evening of musettes with Miriam Herve-Gil and six pieces of tragicomique dance theatre with Jim Sutton which were subsequently toured in the U.S. Christian has also been part of the Bates Dance Festival ('01-'05). Christian participated in two ADF/Seoul tours to South Korea. He continues work in sound design. He holds a B.A. in Zoology from Ohio Wesleyan University and a M. M. in Composition from the Ohio State University.