Aspen Santa Fe Ballet dancer and California native, Craig Black, was Captain of San Jose's nationally ranked high school dance team The Lincoln Convertibles. Craig received his BFA from The Juilliard School, where he was awarded the 2010 Princess Grace Award in Dance. He also won the 2011 Lorna Strassler Award for Student Excellence at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Craig’s summer programs were at Springboard Danse Montreal, Nederlands Dans Theater, and the Pillow. When he's not performing, Craig is also a master teacher and choreographer for many studios and dance teams around the U.S. Here are some of his favs.
Favorite Discoveries - Bikram Yoga
Shopping - Craig enjoys clothes shopping from thrift stores to Burberry. He loves to buy paintings and photographs.
Necessary Extravagance - Deep Tissue Massage
Favorite Place in the World - Holland. He has spent two summers there and loved every second. He enjoys Disneyland too. It's been six years since his last visit, and wants to fix that.
Favorite Charity or Non-Profit - Humane Society
Favorite Movie - Moulin Rouge, Bridesmaids, and Peter Pan (2003 version)
Favorite Hotel - Hotel Jerome in Aspen
Idol - His Family... They all support and love each other in every endeavor
Where Do You Live - Aspen, Colorado
Favorite Sheets - Jersey Knit. Craig owns almost every color.
Favorite Drink - Thai Iced Tea, Margarita, and Mojito
Favorite Gadget - Nintendo 64. Yes, he still own's one and plays all the time.
Favorite Neighborhood Restaurant - Kenichi (Sushi) and Su Casa (Mexican)
Favorite Dessert - Anything baked - Pies, Cakes, Cookies, Brownies, etc.... Especially with a dollop of ice cream.
Favorite Snack - Melon. Especially Cantaloupe and Honeydew Melon
Favorite Soap - Lemongrass and Aloe
Haircut - Whatever mood he might be in for that time, He doesn't have a norm.
Coffee or Tea - Both, but usually coffee.
Favorite Comfort Food - Grilled Cheese and/or Pancakes
Always In Your Fridge - Orange Juice
Never Leave Home Without - iPhone and Chapstick
Favorite Underwear - Ginch Gonch (Monster Trucks print)
Favorite Kicks - Green Glow in the Dark Nikes
Favorite Accessory - A flat billed hat that says "PLAY DIRTY"
Dance Item Always In Your Bag - The Stick (A roller stick.)
Favorite Store - Burberry
Tie or Bowtie - Bowtie all the way, but he'll rock a regular tie every now and then.
Favorite Piece of Jewelry - A necklace - turtle locket with a clock inside it's shell