Tristian Griffin

School of Dance

Tristian Griffin was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. He trained at the Legacy School of the Arts (‘06-’08), Virginia School of the Arts (‘08-’09), and Kansas City Ballet (‘09-’10). In 2014, Tristian graduated from Texas Christian University (TCU) receiving his BFA in Ballet with a minor in English. While at TCU, he performed works with featured solos by Christian Von Howard, Gerald Arpino, and Susan Jaffe, and was awarded the Corps de Ballet International’s Basil Thompson Memorial Scholarship in 2012 and the Nordan Fine Arts Scholarship for all four years of undergraduate study. Following graduation, Tristian danced with Garth Fagan Dance Company under the direction of Garth Fagan, PJ Norwood, and Natalie Rogers-Cropper. He has also danced with Washington D.C. based contemporary dance company, Company E, and with the esteemed Owen/Cox Dance Group under the direction of Jennifer Owen. In additonal to dancing professionally, he has also taught in various settings including classes through Em’s Spotlight and HALO Foundation for underprivileged children within the Kansas City community. 

girls in ballet poses
Ballet Vb-VII[24SU]
06/5/24 - 07/24/24, 5:00PM - 6:25PM | WE
Ages 12 to 18 | Tristian Griffin | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CDYB63
Members $121.5 | Non-Members $135
This is an intermediate-advanced class for dancers in levels Ballet Vb-VII or equivalent. Pointe shoes are optional for level VI-VII students. Students at this level are encouraged to attend the Senior Lawrence Dance Intensive. No Class on June 19.
dance class with woman
Afro-Caribbean Fitness[24SU]
06/5/24 - 06/26/24, 7:30PM - 8:25PM | WE
Ages 11 to 120 | Tristian Griffin | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CDAD3
Members $40.5 | Non-Members $45
Blending styles of traditional African dance, hip-hop, and contemporary, Tristian Griffin offers a dance class that will bring your body and heart pure joy. Get ready to move and groove to the latest pop tunes and some throwback jams and build up a workout. This is a perfect dance class for young adults and adults of all levels. No Class on June 19.
woman doing contemporary dance pose for picture
Intermediate/Advanced Modern (Session A)[24SU]
06/5/24 - 06/26/24, 6:30PM - 7:25PM | WE
Ages 12 to 120 | Tristian Griffin | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CDYMa3
Members $40.5 | Non-Members $45
Teaching the fundamentals of modern dance as well as various other contemporary forms such as floor work, Hamilton's release technique, and Afrocentric influences, these classes explore circular and grounded movements through an array of contemporary and modern dance methods. No Class on June 19.

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