HIS STORY

"With a distinct musicality, Kristopher Estes-Brown seeks to create an entire experience for the audience. Through intelligent use of space and compelling movement, he approaches each work with a unique sensitivity. His creations are wildly imaginative and highly designed with an ever apparent sincerity behind each movement and note."

—  Audra Sokol, BSDT Director

Kristopher Estes-Brown

 

Kristopher Estes-Brown is an American composer, choreographer, director, and teacher.

His works span many styles and genres and can be found both on stage and in film. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Concept Zero, a contemporary music and dance company. Concept Zero serves as the ground floor for Estes-Brown’s multimedia productions which blend original music, dance, video, and stagecraft.

Born in a rural town in the Midwest, Estes-Brown moved to Kansas City, Missouri as a child 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.

From there, Estes-Brown developed his own choreography style that is the intersection of movement, music, and story telling. His stage works have been performed all across the United States by numerous dance companies with great acclaim. In 2005, Estes-Brown won the Monticello Award from Regional Dance America and his choreography can be found in the Sundance Short Film, Crude Oil.

As a composer, Estes-Brown’s music can be found in many short films and digital media offerings. He has also been commissioned by notable choreographers and theater producers nationwide to create original scores for new productions.