Christie Zimmerman, is a contemporary choreographer, performer, and educator. Her concert and theatrical work has been performed around the country and been heralded as “relentlessly inventive” (OC Weekly) and an “unadulterated delight” (Ambush Magazine, NOLA). Christie is currently Associate Professor of Dance at Ball State University where she teaches technique and serves as coordinator of the dance program. She received her early training in New Orleans and completed her MFA in Dance from UC, Irvine. She is the founder and artistic director of z3movement project, whose recent appearances include the Jacob’s Pillow 80th Anniversary Dance Festival as part of the Inside/Out Series (Becket, MA) and the Dumbo Dance Festival (New York, NY). She is thrilled to be returning to the Clarence Brown Theatre for the fourth time, having previously choreographed Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Threepenny Opera, and Violet for Knoxville audiences. Many thanks to the CBT family, the cast and crew, and especially Bill, Johnna, and Terry, for a wonderful process, and to Anson, for his love and support.