Chris Hopper was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. He began studying classical piano at the age of 5 which sparked in him a love for music that has continued until this day. He now gigs professionally with various bands on keyboards playing everything from jazz, funk, hip hop, and jam band to world music. Chris was also a gymnast and freestyle skier growing up and continues similar movements through the practice and teaching of parkour. Chris’ love for the mountains drew him to rock climbing; his passion for movement and music inspired him to begin tap dancing. Chris brings a musicality and strong athletic background to the AscenDance troupe. He has developed a powerful, yet intricate style on the wall.