Chris Smith has been dancing, performing and choreographing since the tender age of 15. Having been born and raised in Los Angeles, Chris quickly became recognized for his ambition and drive. He has performed with prestigious companies like Invertigo Dance Theatre, Jazzantiqua, Bristol Contemporary and KPA Fusion. In 2011, he performed "Memoria" with the world renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Because of his fiery work ethic and talent he created many opportunities for himself in the industry beyond dance. He starred as ELEW the pianist with Ninjazz, Entertainment, Lazarus in Revival Film, Producer Alki David in Billie Holiday Hologram attraction for the Apollo Theatre in Harlem and also premiered in Hollywood, Teflon Brothers featured role with Universal Music Group Finland, Ray in When Jazz Had the Blues Musical with CEK Productions. His experience has given him the opportunity to work with many talented and skilled professionals such as Troy Powell (Ailey II Artistic Director), Frit and Frat, Ken Morris (Lula Washington Dance Theatre) and Carlos Jones. Chris Smith has been recognized for his outstanding performances and was awarded an NAACP award for "Best Ensemble" and an Ovation award for "Best Production."