Christopher Page-Sanders: Originally from St. Louis, MO, he received his formal dancing training from the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) and as a BFA dance major from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (Conservatory of Music and Dance). Christopher is the Founding CO-Artistic Director of NU-World Contemporary Danse Theatre.
As a performer, he has danced extensively with national and international dance companies such as the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Hannah Kahn Dance Company, Leah Glenn Dance Theatre, and Owen/Cox Dance Group, to name a few. As a director/choreographer, Christopher has worked with theater companies such as The Aurora Fox Arts Center, COCAPresents, Fly North Theatricals, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (Imaginary Theatre Company), Town Hall Arts Center, Vintage Theatre Productions, as well as teaching and choreographing for Chapman University, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Davis Contemporary Dance Company, Deeply Rooted ECS, Denver School For The Arts, Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center, and Park Hill Dance Academy. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for Vintage Theatre Productions.
He is a two-time recipient of The Leni Wylliams Award from Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and a two-time True West Award winner for his work on Amplify (Arvada Center) and The Scottsboro Boys (Vintage Theatre Productions). He is also a 2020 Colorado Henry Award winner for his choreography for the musical “The Scottsboro Boys” (Vintage Theatre Productions) and a 2022 Nominee for his choreography for "Once On This Island" (Town Hall Arts Center)... “On the shoulders of my ancestors and mentors, I Dance!”
Bashir Muhammad Page-Sanders: a native of Baltimore, MD and began his formal dance training at the Community College of Baltimore County-Essex Campus (CCBC-Essex) under the direction of Vanessa Jackson and Shenna Black. While at CCBC-Essex, Bashir was dancing with Namyanka Dance Ministries/Christian Performing Arts and Morton Street Dance Center. Bashir was asked by the director of Morton Street Dance, Donna Jacobs, to join the resident professional dance company called Full Circle Dance Company. He later was accepted and trained at The Ailey School under the direction of Denise Jefferson.
Bashir continued his education in dance at the University of the Arts (UArts) in Philadelphia, PA and while studying at UArts, he was able to train in PHILADANCO’s Training Program as a member of PHILDANCO’S second company (Danco II) and danced with The Smoke, Lilies, and Jade Arts Initiative under the direction of Zane Booker. Bashir then went on to the Eugene Lang College-The New School for Liberal Arts in New York, NY. While going to school in New York he was a company member for Genesis Dance Company under the direction of Karen Arceneaux and Keen Dance Theatre under the direction of John Keen.
He was also a teaching artist at Full of Energy Dance Academy in Brooklyn, NY. Bashir has danced with Dayton Contemporary Dance Company 2 (DCDC2) in Dayton, OH and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble in Denver, CO. Bashir was a teacher for the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Academy and Art-In-Education/Outreach Program. He has also choreographed for Cleo Parker Robinson Dance second company (Cleo II) and was the director of the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Youth Ensemble, and in 2016 received the Leni Wylliams Choreography Award by Cleo Parker Robinson. Bashir has appeared in an episode of “Dance Moms” as a guest judge for the Sheer Elite International Dance Competition, and has premiered his choreography in the International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference both 2016 and 2017. He was in the 2020 Aurora Fox production of Black Nativity in Aurora, CO and choreographed the 2021 production of Alice in Wonderland for Phamaly Theatre.
Bashir has taught dance at Dwana Smallwood Center for the Performing Arts in Brooklyn, NY, East Harlem Scholars Academy in Manhattan, NY, Park Hill Dance Academy in Denver, CO, Colorado Ballet in Denver, CO, Metropolitan Academy of Dance in Centennial, CO, Classical Ballet Academy, and was the full time dance teacher at Omar D. Blair Charter School. Bashir is now a full time teaching artist for Celebrate the Beat in Denver, CO and is trained in the National Dance Institute (NDI) method created by Jacques d’ Amboise while co-directing NU-World Contemporary Danse Theatre along with Christopher Page-Sanders.