Christian Rizzo was born in 1965, in Cannes, France. He took his first steps as an artist in Toulouse, where he formed a rock band, before starting studying visual arts in Nice. In 1996, he created L’Association Fragile, which he used to present dance performances, while making the new commissioned projects in the field of fashion and visual arts known. From 2007 to 2012, he was artist in residence at Lille’s Opera. He is currently seen as one of the most prominent names of French performing arts, and he was awarded the title of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters, a commendation given by the French Government. He has been the director of the National Choreographic Centre of Montpellier-Occitany since 2015.