Cris Judd did not make his rise to stardom overnight. His dance career began after college -- where he was a marketing major - when he went to work at Disneyworld in the character department. As he became more impassioned for dance and choreography, he began to book small dance-related jobs. His talent didn't go unnoticed, and soon thereafter he landed a dance contract working for Disney's Pleasure Island.
Cris' hard work paid off when he booked the 1995 MTV Video Awards with Michael Jackson, based solely on a word-of-mouth recommendation. He then toured with Michael on his "Dangerous" and "History" world tours. After that, Cris' dance career exploded; he worked on concert tours, music videos, awards shows and films, working with such celebrities as Cher, Celine Dion, *NSYNC and Brian McKnight.
He broke into choreography when he was asked to choreograph several numbers for Jordan Knight in 2000, along with Eddie Garcia. Eddie and Cris became partners, and recently choreographed Jennifer Lopez's videos "Ain't I Funny" and "I'm Real." They also worked with Perry Farrell on Jane's Addiction's 2001 Festival dates and with new MCA artist Yasmine. Other credits include the MTV Video Awards with Jennifer Lopez and her network TV concert special.
Also a talented pianist and songwriter, Cris wrote a song for Jennifer Lopez which appeared on the soundtrack for the feature film "Enough." Currently he is working with a new artist, Angie Martinez, in all aspects of her career, from stage appearances to music video.
Cris's humble background began in Abilene, Texas, where he was born. With his father an enlisted non-commissioned officer in the Air Force, Cris saw the lights of many cities. He spent the majority of his childhood in Florida, where he went to school. He now lives in Los Angeles, where he continues to choreograph, write music and act.