Christopher Barksdale became a student and then professional dancer at Kansas City Ballet where he celebrated 21 seasons. He returns to The Coterie where he has appeared in Once On This Island and The Wiz. Christopher has also appeared at several local theaters including Unicorn Theatre (La Cage aux Folles), Starlight Theatre, Civic Opera Theatre of Kansas City, and with the Kansas City Symphony (The Music Man). Christopher has performed at the Houston Grand Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Cincinnati Light Opera, and Royal Opera of New Zealand, to name a few. He teaches at the Miller Marley School of Dance and Voice and dances with the Owen/Cox Dance Group and the Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Group.