NuMoRune Collaborative


Christopher Walker is a dancer and choreographer with the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica.  He is also Assistant Professor of Dance, is the Artistic Director of the First Wave Hip Hop Theater Ensemble  at UW-Madison and the co-founder and artistic director of NuMoRune Collaborative – an ensemble of dancers, choreographers, storytellers and musicians, who come together under a united artistic vision to create collaborative works. Walker has taken First Wave, which received the Governor’s Arts Award in 2010, on local, national and international tours, performing in New York, Mexico, Panama, Jamaica and the U.K. First Wave represented North America in the prestigious Contacting the World Theatre Festival 2010, in Manchester, U.K., an international theater project partnering youth theater groups from around the world to create theater across the boundaries of geography and culture. Walker has received numerous international scholarships and awards including the New York Thayer Fellowship, Certificate for Merit from the American Theatre Festival Association, gala performance of his work at American College Dance Festival, representation in the World Dance Alliance International Young Choreographer’s Project in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and more recently the Hefty Faculty Support Award in recognition of his teaching and choreographic work, which has been presented nationally and internationally in the Caribbean, North and South America, South East Asia and Europe.