Joined KCB in 2014
Christopher Costantini, a native of Milan, Italy, started his dance training at Princeton Ballet School, at the age of 12. After attending summer courses at American Ballet Theatre in New York City, he completed his pre-professional studies at San Francisco Ballet School on full scholarship. Upon graduation, he appeared with the Paris Opera Ballet in Maurice Béjart’s Bolero for the company’s 2012 North American tour. Mr. Costantini subsequently joined Oregon Ballet Theatre, where he danced for two years under the direction of Christopher Stowell and Kevin Irving. Since joining Kansas City Ballet, Mr. Costantini has had the pleasure of performing the second theme in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, The Baron in Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias, Snow King and Marzipan Shepherd in Devon Carney’s The Nutcracker, the Fish in Septime Webre’s Alice in Wonderland, Demetrius in Bruce Wells’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the Pas de Deux in Amy Seiwert’s Concertino. His repertoire also includes George Balanchine’s Square Dance, Prodigal Son, Theme and Variations, Stravinsky Violin Concerto and Who Cares? as well as Val Caniparoli’s The Lottery, Edwaard Liang’s Wunderland, Adam Hougland’s Rite of Spring, Andrew Skeels’ Seven Bridges, Yuri Possokhov’s Diving into the Lilacs, and Christopher Stowell’s Swan Lake.