Christopher Gerty

Second Soloist

Christopher Gerty

Christopher Gerty. Photo by Karolina Kuras.


Christopher Gerty was born in Watford, England and trained at Newcastle Dance Academy in Australia, New Zealand School of Dance and San Francisco Ballet School in California. He joined The National Ballet of Canada as a RBC Apprentice in 2014 and was promoted to Second Soloist in 2018.

Christopher has danced such lead roles as Siegfried in Swan Lake, Peter/The Nutcracker in The Nutcracker, Diamond Man in The Sleeping Beauty, Lewis Carroll/The White Rabbit in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, A Man in The Four Seasons and Stiva in Anna Karenina. His repertoire includes Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, Giselle, Onegin, The Winter’s Tale, Nijinsky, The Merry Widow, La Sylphide, Pinocchio, Le Petit Prince, Manon, The Four Temperaments, Piano Concerto #1, The Concert, Chaconne, The Dream, Etudes, Paquita, The Second Detail, Approximate Sonata 2016, Chroma, Genus, Angels' Atlas, Emergence, Cacti, Being and Nothingness, Paz de la Jolla, Orpheus Alive and The Sea Above, The Sky Below.

In 2018, Mr. Gerty was awarded the Patron Award of Merit.

Christopher Gerty is sponsored through Dancers First by Ms. Nancy Viner & Dr. Raymond Stein.

Quick Facts

Born: Watford, England
Newcastle Dance Academy in Australia, New Zealand School of Dance in New Zealand and San Francisco Ballet School in California
Joined: 2014
Second Soloist since: 2018


Swan Lake
“Chris Gerty… [found] a poetic expressivity that had scope and depth, and showcasing long lines and fine turns.”
-The Globe and Mail