Academy of Performing Arts
Chris Dupre, APAStudios Instructor

Chris Dupre, APAStudios Instructor

Chris Dupre


  • When: Saturday, July 7th, 2012
  • Time:2:00pm until 4:00pm

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Producer, Director, Choreographer and Entrepreneur are all titles used to describe Chris Payne Dupre’. With a keen eye for detail and the insight of a visionary, Chris has created works on stage and screen that have captivated audiences the world over.

As Supervising Choreographer on NBC’s hit reality television show “America’s Got Talent”, Chris worked to transform contestants weekly from rank amateurs to world-class entertainers. His choreography has also been featured on shows such as Sister Sister and HBO’s Arliss. He has choreographed dynamic performances for the world-famous Laker Girls. Renowned musical artists have also sought out Chris’ signature moves, such as rap mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, Latin singing sensation Chayanne and rock icons Jane’s Addiction.

“Amazing job you have done this season. Truly organized, and creative, getting the best out of the acts.”
-Jason Raff, Executive Producer America’s Got Talent 5-

Training in Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop and Salsa, among other dance disciplines, has allowed Chris to perform as a dancer for Diana Ross, Janet Jackson, Prince, Kylie Minogue and Enrique Iglesias. He has danced on the Academy Awards, the made-for-TV movie “Cinderella”, in the cult classic film “Newsies” and in the Original Broadway Cast of Elton John and Tim Rice's "Aida". Through dance, Chris has had the privilege of working with such notable directors as Rob Reiner (Rumor Has It), Robert Zemeckis (A Christmas Carol), Tom Hanks (That Thing You Do), Chris Columbus (Rent) and John Landis (Pepsi).

Chris’ capacity to inspire and motivate are truly exceptional. This Los Angeles native has an amazing ability to work with performers of all levels and ages and has made a name teaching worldwide (Germany, France, Italy, Canada, Japan and the United States). In addition, prominent actors have desired Chris’ expertise with movement and coordination, including Seth Green and Christina Applegate.

As an Associate Producer, Chris' work can be seen in the forthcoming independent film “Sugar”, his ability as a director is apparent in the web series “Does Your Mama Know” and this entrepreneur has recently been investing time in creating his brand, TVE. TVE Studios, the rental production facility he owns is rapidly becoming a rental favorite in the LA production facility market. It is also the home of his production company True Vision Entertainment Inc., a budding new entertainment think tank that develops and produces bold, original content for the entertainment industry.


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