Chris Lingner

Chris Lingner began his career joining the 2009 National Tour of Twyla Tharpís Moving Out, dancing the principal roles of Eddie and James, making him one of the youngest performers to ever dance these roles. Lingner has been a featured guest artist with Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, Indianapolis School of Ballet, New Albany Ballet, Peoria Ballet, in the Young Stars of Ballet Gala, presented by Indianapolis City Ballet and Chamber Dance Project in Washington D.C. In 2012, Sonya Tayeh created a new work on him for an NFL Super Bowl-Super Cure event fighting breast cancer. Lingner studied ballet in the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University where he danced principal roles in works by Twyla Tharp, George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Dwight Rhoden, August Bournonville, Josh Bergasse, Antony Tudor, Nicolo Fonte, and Peter Martins. Lingner joined Cincinnati Ballet in the 13-14 50th Anniversary Season in the Corps de Ballet. Since joining Cincinnati Ballet, Lingner has performed in works by Adam Hougland, Victoria Morgan, Trey McIntyre, Septime Webre, Viktor Plotnikov, Jessica Lang, Jennifer Archibald, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Yuri Possokhov, and Kirk Peterson. Lingner also toured with Cincinnati Ballet to The Joyce Theatre in NYC and the Kennedy Center. Musical Theatre credits include, Hairspray (Oasis of the Seas), Guys and Dolls (Flatrock Play House), and Jerome Robbins Broadway (The MUNY). Lingner also served as a judge for Star Systems Dance Competition for their nationals in the elite categories. As a producer, Lingner was nominated for a Tony Award as a Co-Producer for Broadway's "On the Town" and "Best Show of 2016" for his production of the first Ballet Royalty Gala in Havana, Cuba which was live streamed to 30 countries. Lingner is now performing with Indianapolis Ballet for its debut season as a founding company member.

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