Tristian Griffin (Kansas City, MO) began his training in Kansas City, MO and In 2014, graduated from Texas Christian University receiving his BFA in Ballet with an English minor. Following graduation, he joined Garth Fagan Dance Company for 3 years. More recently, he was given the opportunity to perform with the Metropolitan Opera House, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Company E, Springboard Danse Montreal, Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company, and Owen/Cox Dance Group. Throughout Tristian’s career, he has danced works by William Forsythe, Ronald K. Brown, Ohad Naharin, Gregory Dawson, Christian Von Howard, Alex Ketley, and Gerald Arpino. Aside from dancing professionally, he has also taught in various settings including classes through Em’s Spotlight, H.A.L.O. (Helping Art Liberate Orphans) Foundation, and Kansas City’s Friends of Alvin Ailey for underprivileged children at several Kansas City’s community centers. While freelancing, Tristian discovered his passion for choreography and his latest creation, “Palimpsest”, was commissioned by Charlotte Street Foundation, ArtsKC, and Nelson-Atkins Museum to produce his own performance series. He was also selected as tenure for the Charlotte Street Foundation’s 2018-2020 Artist-in-Residency program.