Mr. Chris Yon

  • Modern 1 and Ballet 1
  • MFA, The University of Iowa - Choreography
  • BFA, New York University - Dance

Chris Yon is a performer, choreographer, and teacher. He mostly performs, choreographs, and sometimes curates, with and for Taryn Griggs. As a performer, he has worked with and for Yoshiko ChumaJustin JonesKarinne KeithleyDavid Neumann, and Kristin Van Loon. Yon’s choreographies have been presented nationally and internationally at American Dance FestivalDance Theater WorkshopPerformance Space 122La MamaSymphony Space, The Kitchen, Danspace Project, Gershwin Hotel, CBGB's, The Knitting Factory, Walker Art Center, The Southern Theater, Bryant Lake Bowl, Philadelphia Dance Project, ODC Theater, Velocity Dance Center, Highways Performance Space, Pieter, Project Art Centre (Dublin), Tangente (Montreal), CiteDanse (Grenoble), Legion Arts (Cedar Rapids), and Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (Winston-Salem). His work has been commissioned by The Danish National School of Performing Arts (Copenhagen), The Wooden Floor (Santa Ana), Irish Modern Dance Theatre (Dublin), d9 dance collective (Seattle), North Carolina Dance Festival and Greenhill Gallery. He has had residencies and space grants from MANCC, The Yard, SILO and BAX. Co-founder of Ur, your neighborhood dance palace in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 2003-2005. Recipient: 2003 NYFA Fellowship for Performance Art, 2005 BESSIE Award for Performance, 2009 SAGE Award for Choreography, 2011 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Choreography2015 City Pages Best Choreographer. BFA, NYU. MFA, University of Iowa. Presently, Chris is an adjunct instructor at Appalachian State University in Boone, and shares a rehearsal and teaching practice with Taryn Griggs in Winston-Salem.


Title: Assistant Professor, Dance Studies
Department: Theatre and Dance

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-3028