About Chase Brock
New York, NY
Chase Brock (CBA ’19), called “prolific” in both The New Yorker and The New York Times, is a 34-year-old choreographer working in theater, dance, opera, ballet, film, television, and video games. His choreography includes 31 dances and 7 commissioned scores for his Brooklyn-based dance company The Chase Brock Experience, the stage adaptation of Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (La Jolla, Millburn, Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, Tokyo, Kyoto, Yokohama and Nagoya), Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and Picnic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Shakespeare in the Park, Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette for The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Salzburger Festspiele, Stoptime Sketch, Bark! in the Park and Misfit Movement Makers for New York Theatre Ballet, the best-selling video game Dance on Broadway (Nintendo Wii, PlayStation Move) and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC). Brock has taught and spoken at The Juilliard School, Yale School of Drama, Barnard College/Columbia University, University of the Arts, Marymount Manhattan College, Montclair State University, Pace University, University of North Carolina Wilmington, and Spark Camp at Harvard University.
The Girl with the Alkaline Eyes
At The Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU, Brock will collaborate with composer Eric Dietz to create an evening-length narrative ballet with the pacing and plotting of a binge-worthy Netflix thriller. This work uses 21st century American storytelling to reduce the suspension of disbelief required by 19th century European pantomime and bucolic setting. Through this ballet, Brock and Dietz address questions of what ballet looks, sounds, and feels like in our modern, diverse, and technological America.