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                Chris Thompson



biography

FULL BIOGRAPHY

 

Chris Thompson has been working in the Entertainment industry for 20 years, currently working as an independent writer, producer, choreographer and performance coach.  He is the Entertainment Director at Calaway Park, having written and produced over 50 stage shows and developed the park’s entertainment programming.  He has worked as a member of the International Theme Park Association Entertainment Committee, working closely with other entertainment professionals from venues such as Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, Cedar Point, and the Walt Disney properties as a resource and consultant for Entertainment professionals across the globe in the theme park industry.  Chris is proud to have had 3 nominations for his stage shows in the International “Big E Awards” for theme park entertainment.  Locally his work has also been seen in collaboration with the professional event entertainment company themusegroup in Calgary, including a nomination for a Most Outstanding Event category in the national Canadian Special Events Awards 2011.

 

Also on the artistic staff of the Youth Singers of Calgary as the organization’s Principal Choreographer as well as a Director (ensemble Shine), Chris coaches triple threat skills for the High School and University-aged performing groups and has produced internationally acclaimed performances that have toured world-wide.  Chris also works as a contracted performance coach at several high schools and dance studios in Calgary focusing on musical theatre skills, and has taught staging and choreography for the University of Texas in Austin and Mirocosta College in San Diego.

 

Chris is also a professional singer, with many voiceover and recording credits to his name, and having performed live in numerous concerts with such artists as Reba McIntyre, Roch Voisine, Paul Brandt, Video Games Live, Storybook Theatre, Kenny Rogers, Josh Groban and Sarah Brightman, as well as daily performances in the shower that are met with rave reviews from his neighbors!


As an artist, Chris Thompson has been drawing since he was a kid, and has been fortunate to be able to keep that passion alive as a part of his successful career in the Arts. His comic book and pop culture art can been seen at the annual Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. Chris has also done graphic design work for several companies in Calgary, as well as cover artwork for international author Michael Cairns (The Planets Trilogy: The Spirit Room, The Story of Eris, The Long Way Home).

 

Chris is proud to work in the vibrant Arts scene of Calgary and anywhere projects take him.   On the educational side with so many young people with undiscovered talents, he takes every opportunity to help young performers reach their potential and become not only great performers and artists, but great citizens and leaders.


“I have known and worked with Chris on several projects: Here are the highlights: 

Chris is an incredible asset to the team. He is a visionary and is always looking to raise the bar in quality and production value. He has a pulse on what audiences like and is always on top of new concepts, new approaches and most of all can get inside my head when I am conveying a specific look or feel to what I want to see as an end result in an event production. His integrity and showmanship is hard to match as his level of expertise and passion for each project stands alone giving each one of our projects above and beyond production value. 

If you are looking for someone to assist you in making an event or show memorable this is the man for the job. He has our highest recommendation.” 


Karri Ward

Executive Producer VP Client Development & Owner

themusegroup