Kris Lenzo made the transition to dance after more than two decades as a wheelchair athlete and a national champion in wheelchair basketball and wheelchair track. As a member of the United States National Teams in Basketball and Track, he traveled to Nova Scotia, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Since 2003, Lenzo has danced with MOMENTA Performing Arts Company. He has performed several times in the Dance St. Louis “Spring to Dance” show (2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013). His appearances have also included Dance Chicago, Duets for My Valentine, Chicago’s Bodies of Work Festival of Disability Art and Culture in 2006 and 2013, Counter Balance (I-VI), and annually at the Chicago Disability Pride Parade. Lenzo has studied at Intensives with Axis Dance in Seattle Washington and Oakland California, and is a dance instructor for MOMENTA's EveryBody Can Dance (EBCD) workshops for dancers with and without disabilities.
Images below courtesy of Lisa Greene and Corey Kessler.