KRISTOFER WEINSTEIN-STOREY was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he began his dance training with Roberto Muñoz at Point Park Conservatory, and went on to study under David Holladay and Patricia Wilde at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. After obtaining his BFA in Dance from the Juilliard School under the direction of Benjamin Harkarvy he went on to dance with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, under the direction of Judith Jamison. He also worked with Donald Byrd and Mark Morris while freelancing as a choreographer and teacher, before moving to Germany to help Kevin O’Day and Dominique Dumais in their inaugural years as directors of the comapany of the National Theater of Mannheim. Kris transitioned out of performing concert dance when he was cast in the roles of Scar, Mufasa and Banzai in the Hamburg production of Disney’s, ‘The Lion King’, where he was engaged until 2012. He kept and continues his connection to dance as choreographer and master teacher, having choreographed pieces for John Neumeier’s German National Youth Ballet, Juilliard, Hubbard Street 2 and Point Park University among others. He is currently studying to become a high school teacher majoring in English and Social Sciences. The roles and ‘jobs’ that have brought him the most joy and reward have been those of father, husband and son to a loving and wonderful family.