Christian Squires, originally from Charleston, South Carolina, began his artistic career as a professional dancer, performing soloist and principal roles with Boston Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theater, Smuin Ballet, Diablo Ballet, and Post:Ballet of San Francisco. He is currently a member of ODC/Dance, and has danced in works by Helen Pickett, George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Val Caniparoli, and Twyla Tharp. In addition, Christian has performed in and restaged ballets for choreographers including Amy Seiwert, Adam Hougland, and Robert Dekkers.
In 2012, he designed his first costumes for Post:Ballet, and has since designed and created costumes for companies including sjDANCEco, Grand Rapids Ballet, Kansas City Dance Festival, and Diablo Ballet. In 2015, Christian designed and constructed costumes for Quixotic Cirque Noveau's celebrated Firebird production, and most recently, he designed costumes for Louisville Ballet's new evening-length Romeo and Juliet. He is also the costume designer for Art Haus, a Playa-based performance ensemble that presents live music, dance, and structural art collaborations at Burning Man. With Art Haus, he has costumed reimagined versions of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Firebird as well as We, Human, a contemporary work set to Reich’s Eight Lines.
A natural evolution of his work as a dancer, costume designer, and repertieur, Christian was appointed Creative Director of Post:Ballet in 2016, where he collaborates intimately with the artistic team to bring the company's repertoire and evening-length programming to life. Christian's extensive experience in all aspects of dance, together with his wildly imaginative creative voice, has enabled him to unite his passions for fashion and movement into cohesive, meaningful, and moving performance experiences.