photography: Kenny Johnson

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With a strong desire to create in multiple idioms, Kristopher Estes-Brown has choreographed more than 80 pieces ranging from 9 full-length story ballets to modern and contemporary repertory pieces. He has also created dance for film including the 2018 Sundance film, Crude Oil. He has worked with dancers from companies such as Milwaukee Ballet, Colorado Ballet, BalletMet, Kansas City Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, and Ballet Santiago. Kristopher has also had the honor of guest choreographing for Missouri Contemporary Ballet, Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company, Milwaukee Ballet II, Classical Contemporary Ballet, The Benefit, Lake Arts, and Arova Contemporary Ballet. His works have been performed at numerous dance festivals and workshops including National Choreography Intensive, Alabama Dance Festival, RDA Pacific, and RDA Mid-States.

 

Kristopher is also an established music composer. Creating original scores to multiple dance and film works including Concept Zero's Alibi and The Rise.

 

A Kansas City native, Kristopher Estes-Brown received his training at the American Dance Center and was also a member of the original American Youth Ballet. Estes-Brown performed professionally with Milwaukee Ballet, Eugene Ballet/Ballet Idaho, and Sacramento Ballet. He has taught masterclasses in studios, companies, and universities all across the country. Kristopher is also currently the co-Artistic Director of the American Youth Ballet.

 

Concept Zero

In 2014, Kristopher Estes-Brown founded Concept Zero Dance Theater, a professional contemporary dance theater project. Through Concept Zero, Kristopher focuses on the creation of full-length contemporary dance theater pieces with expansive use of narrative, original music, and stage craft. To date, Concept Zero has produced three theatrical works and one work for film.

Kristopher Estes-Brown