Clayton Cross

Clayton Cross works nationwide as a choreographer, performer and master teacher. He accepted a position as Choreographer in 2015 with Music Theater Works of Chicago where he most recently choreographed and performed as (Tulsa) in GYPSY, as well as choreographed and performed in MAME. With MTW Clayton choreographed CANDIDE, GUYS AND DOLLS, MY FAIR LADY, DIE FLEDERMAUS, PETER PAN and as a performer in The FANTASTIKS (Mute) and DAMN YANKEES (Ensemble). With MTW Clayton has also assistant directed DIE FLEDERMAUS, CANDIDE as well as LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE’S GREATEST HITS. Clayton performed at Marriott Theatre in La Cage Aux Folles as (Mercedes). He served for five years as artistic advisor, board member &; choreographer for Renegade Dance Architects. Clayton is a master teacher for M.A. Dance, a Texas based traveling convention circuit, where he has been choreographing, teaching, and judging since 1999. Clayton has twice been a consultant and contributed choreography for the Capital One Bowl’s All American Halftime Show. Throughout his 20 year career as a dancer he has worked with Robert Battle, Fernando Bujones, Sherry Zunker, Paul Taylor &;Anne Reinking.Clayton’s television credits include “Every Dancer Has a Story,” a PBS special on the River North Chicago Dance Company, where he was a company member for 10 seasons and toured nationally, and internationally to Germany, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. Clayton Cross is originally from Midland, TX where he received his early training from La Petite Dance Co., Coleman Academy, and the Midland Community Theatre as a member of the Pickwick Players. Clayton holds a double B.F.A. in Ballet and Modern Dance from Texas Christian University.