Wojtera Kristopher

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Classical Ballet / Dancer

Born in Poland, Kristopher began his ballet studies at the National Ballet School in Gdansk, Poland. He danced with the Polish National Theatre in Warsaw, where he portrayed roles in variety of classical pieces such as Swan Lake, Giselle and The Sleeping Beauty as well as several contemporary works throughout Poland and Europe. Upon moving to the United States, he became a soloist with Columbia City Ballet (South Carolina) where he danced principal roles in Beauty & the Beast, The Nutcracker and Coppélia.

In 2003, Kristopher joined the Louisville Ballet as a first soloist. He has performed as a guest artist with Ballet Theatre Midwest, the San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet, the Carolina Ballet, the Governor’s School for the Arts in Virginia, the Hilton Head Ballet among others. In 2007, he was invited to perform Swan Lake with the English National Ballet. Kristopher is honored to have participated in the National Choreographers Initiative in Irvine, California for four summers where he has performed in original works by Gina Petterson, Ron De Jesus, Melissa Barak, Edwaard Liang, Ma Cong, Edmund Stripe, Sidra Bell and Rick McCullough

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