Tristian Griffin: Born and raised in Kansas City, MO, joined and danced for Garth Fagan Dance Company for 3 years. More recently, he was given the opportunity to perform with the Metropolitan Opera House and at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Throughout Tristian's career, he has danced works by William Forsythe, Ronald K. Brown, Christian Von Howard, Alex Ketley, Gerald Arpino, and Ohad Naharin. Aside from dancing professionally, he has also taught in various settings including classes through Em's Spotlight and H.A.L.O. (Helping Art Liberate Orphans) Foundation for underprivileged children at several Kansas City's community centers. While freelancing, Tristian discovered his passion for choreography and several of his works have been acknowledged by many. One of those works, "Seeking Momentum" was commissioned by City in Motion’s 2018 "Modern Night at the Folly" and Kansas City’s “OpenStage”. He was also selected as tenure for the Charlotte Street Foundation’s 2018-2019 Artist-in-Residency program.