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CHARISSA BARTON

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Charissa-Lee Barton is a choreographer, creative director, dancer and co-founder of Barton Movement
( www.bartonmovement.com ) with a presence in NYC and Los Angeles. With a career that spans 25 years and
17 countries, Charissa-Lee is proud to have joined forces with distinguished directors, choreographers,
musicians and visionaries including David Parsons, Daniel Ezralow, Julie Taymor, Robert Battle, Benjamin
Millepied, Aszure Barton, Howard Schatz, Lois Greenfield, Turtle Island String Quartet and Billy Taylor, among
others. The middle of the ‘three Barton sisters,’ all successful creative artists, her choreography can be seen
on SyFy, Netflix, the Grammy’s and in various films, music videos, and dance shorts. Charissa is co-founder of
Axis Connect, a creative platform for world-class dance artists ( www.theaxisconnect.com .) She was recently
chosen as one of six choreographers to showcase her work for DanceBreakNYC at the Ailey Theater in New
York City.

Charissa-Lee has performed in renowned venues including the Sydney Opera House, Kennedy Center, City
Center, Joyce Theater, La Scala, Spoleto Festival, Jacobs Pillow, Umbria Jazz Festival and countless others.
Her background in the conception and production of live events has led her to collaborate on notable projects
including productions by New York City Ballet, Parsons Dance Company, and Benjamin Millepied and
Company. She teaches masterclasses internationally, and was a driving force in her sisters innovative and
exciting dance project, Aszure & Artists, acting as artistic collaborator and dancer from 2002-2009. In addition
to her theater and film credits, Charissa-Lee has been featured in numerous publications including Vogue
Magazine, New York Times, Dance Magazine, Passion and Line (Howard Schatz), Lois Greenfield works, and
prominent international publications.

Along with her achievements in the Entertainment industry, Charissa-Lee helped build and run a humanitarian
organization bringing aid to Africa, El Salvador, India, Peru, Ireland, Bolivia and the US
(www,sq-foundation.org.) Armed with a unique creative voice, her extraordinary leadership skills combined with
her collaborative spirit render her invaluable as an artistic leader. She is currently developing on a full-length, cross-discipline production with live music and dance, among other projects in NYC and Los Angeles.

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Theatre
Dancebreak NYC
Choreographer
Ailey Theater
Axis Connect Showcase
Director/Choreographer
Baryshnikov Arts Center
Television
Double Down with Rob Riggle
Choreographer
TBS
Conman
Choreographer
NBC Universal/SyFy
Patriot Act
Choreographer
Netflix
Award Shows
Grammy Awards w/ Katy Perry
Associate Choreographer
Music Videos
Shawn Amos "Ain't Gonna Name Names"
Choreographer
Shawn Amos "You're Gonna Miss Me"
Choreographer
Digital
Pixvana VR for Ralph + Russo
Choreographer
#Vote Campaign (POC)
Director
Tyler Ellis/Vogue
Choreographer
Brugal
Choreographer
Sparkling Ice
Choreographer
Instagram (Thanksgiving Campaign)
Co-Choreographer
Ford
Choreographer/Staging
Film
Has She Never Asked Me
Director/Producer
Question Of You
Director/Choreographer
Jane Love
Co-Choreographer
Concerts/Tours/Live Events
Comic-Con/SyFy
Choreographer
Mowglis Live
Choreographer
Miscellaneous
Barton Movement
Co-Founder/Director
Axis Connect
Co-Founder/Director
One Love Fund
Co-Founder/President
SQ Foundation
Co-Founder/President
Guest Teacher
Various Colleges

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