Re-creation of New York Production Choreography
Gary Chryst has staged the Chicago
choreography on every continent except Antarctica. In June 2016 and 2017, Mr. Chryst appeared as the Tsar in the American premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s The Golden Cockerel
with American Ballet Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera House. In 2013, Jiri Kylian created a work featuring Mr. Chryst, East Shadow,
which has been seen in theatres throughout the world. Mr. Chryst’s stagings include Michel Fokine’s Petrouchka
for the Mariinsky Theater (Kirov) in St. Petersburg, Russia; the National Ballet of Canada and American Ballet Theatre, performing as the Charlatan in the latter production at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York; Jerome Robbins’ NY Export: Opus Jazz
for the Juilliard School and assisting Ann Reinking in a new production of the Kander and Ebb musical, The Visit
, starring Chita Rivera at the Signature Theater. He was co-choreographer of a new production of West Side Story
in Brazil and choreographed a new American production of South Pacific
in Japan and numerous MTV videos. Mr. Chryst's Broadway performing credits include Guys and Dolls
, Bob Fosse's Dancin'
and A Chorus Line
. He appeared on international tours of Chorus Line
and West Side Story
. He had a notable career as a classical dancer with the Joffrey Ballet and Nederlans Dans Theatre 3. He returned to the Joffrey in October 2006 as one of the Ugly Stepsisters in the Company premiere of Frederick Ashton's Cinderella
. He performed as a guest with the companies of Twyla Tharp, David Parsons, Lar Lubovitch, Eliot Feld, Jose Limon, Nureyev and Friends among others.