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City Moves
This year, three New York choreographers vie for top prize in Ballet Austin's dance-off
"...New American Talent/Dance competition is the pairing of dancers Christopher Swaim and Michael Burfield. While there's no disputing their..."

Feb. 17, 2012 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

The Nutcracker
Ballet Austin's 43rd production is what you might call a big-ticket ballet, a sensational show that's all about dreams coming true
"...harlequins, and the tricky performances by Allisyn Paino and Christopher Bender nearly surpass the rest of the dancers because..."

Dec. 16, 2005 Arts Review by Patti Hadad

The Taming of the Shrew
A real wedded couple illuminated the roles of Kate and Petruchio in Stephen Mills' well-loved ballet
"..."let the world slip" (in the words of Shakespeare's Christopher Sly, introducing the play within the frame) and have..."

Oct. 12, 2012 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Ballet Austin’s The Nutcracker
The company’s 56th run at this holiday classic retains its magic – enough beauty and wonder to transport you to enchanting realms
" The Nutcracker. But once inside Dell Hall with Christopher Swaim's Herr Silberhaus, this beaming, generous paterfamilias had me..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Ballet Austin's Masters of Dance
This triple bill of abstract works was a tribute to the piano and its range, excellently performed
"...moments of a duet danced by Brittany Strickland and Christopher Swaim...."

Feb. 23, 2018 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Astonishing comedic dancing by the enchanted lovers stole the show in this revival of Stephen Mills' Shakespearean ballet
"...Stephen Mills' choreography – performed by Jaime Lynn Witts, Christopher Swaim, Ashley Lynn Gilfix, and Frank Shott, respectively –..."

Sept. 20, 2013 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

The Rite of Spring
Ballet Austin's triple bill melded classicism, romance, and biology to striking effect
"...not go unnoticed, especially by Rebecca Johnson. Dancing with Christopher Swaim, she used her long limbs to gently luxuriate..."

Feb. 22, 2013 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

The Nutcracker
Ballet Austin's warm and decidely unstuffy production deserves to be a family holiday tradition
"...from the demanding role. She is confidently partnered by Christopher Swaim, and an extremely strong and buoyant corps of..."

Dec. 21, 2012 Arts Review by Dawn Davis Loring

The Nutcracker
Cynic admits: Ballet Austin's take sparks the imagination with beauty and grace
"...snowflakes. The Snow Queen (Allisyn Paino) and Snow King (Christopher Swaim) are so excited by the Prince's arrival that..."

Dec. 19, 2008 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Ballet Austin’s Alice (In Wonderland)
In which the young heroine grabs those wild wonderland reins
"...he was the family's butler). Lewis Carroll (danced by Christopher Swaim, who later appears in Wonderland as the Mad..."

May 19, 2017 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Art Par Excellence
The nominees for the 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Ashley Lynn & Christopher Swaim, Agon..."

May 20, 2015 Arts Post

Agon and The Firebird
Ballet Austin put the moves on Stravinsky with this double feature
"...castanets keep the beat. Sherman, in her duet with Christopher Swaim, pulled off the steely gymnastics, split after split,..."

Oct. 3, 2014 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

2012 Austin Critics Table Awards
For the 20th time, a big hand for the nominees if you please
"...Christopher Swaim, The Mozart Project..."

May 25, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top of the Line
The nominees for the 2011 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Christopher Swaim, La Sylphide..."

May 27, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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