Janice Rosario is a nationally recognized contemporary dance choreographer, educator, and activist. As a native New Yorker, Janice studied at some of NYC’s most elite institutions including Ballet Hispánico, Ballet Academy East, and The Ailey School. She is a graduate of LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts and Hunter College. Through her work as an artist, educator and activist, Janice is driven to “create spaces where we can see each other past the divides to contribute to making an ever more inclusive community.”
Kristopher Estes-Brown is an American choreographer, composer, director, and educator. Estes-Brown grew up in Kansas City where he studied classical dance and music. Eventually he would go on to dance professionally in many ballet companies across the United States including Milwaukee Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, Oakland Ballet, and Eugene Ballet. As a choreographer, Kristopher is best known for his athletic, expressive movement style, unique musicality, and eye-catching theatricality.
Shifting Light will also include continued participation in the national Arpino Centennial Celebration to honor the 100th birthday of Gerald Arpino, Co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet and one of the 20th century’s most influential artists. NCB will again perform the pas de deux from Light Rain.