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Black British Ballet

Jade Hale-Christofi

Ethnic heritage: British/American/Greek Cypriot

Year of birth: 1986

Training: The Urdang Academy of Performing Arts, Royal Ballet School, 1998-2006

Ballet career: Jade Hale-Christofi attended the Royal Ballet School when he was 11 years old and completed his training in 2006. The same year he joined the French ballet company National Ballet Du Rhin. In 2008-2012, Hale-Christofi was employed by Ballet Black.

He has performed as a guest Principal with the NBA Ballet Japan, The National Ballet of Ireland, and English National Ballet. He has also danced at Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace for the royal family and performed at the Royal Opera House for Michelle Obama.

Creative career: Hale-Christofi now lives between London and Los Angeles and trained at the Actors Studio west in Hollywood 2015. Since being in LA, Jade has worked with David LaChapelle on Queen and Michael Jackson's music video There Must Be More To Life Than This that he was in and co-choreographed with Sergei Polunin. He then choreographed his own piece Take Me To Church by Hozier for David LaChapelle and Sergei Polunin.