After serving as a Residency Guest Artist during Indianapolis Ballet’s 2018 debut season, Khris Santos joins IB as a full Company member for its first full season across 2018-19. Santos performed in IB’s productions of Raymonda Act III and The Firebird during its historic debut residency in February 2018 and followed by performing the role of Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and as a featured dancer in the premiere of Éclat! during IB’s May 2018 residency. Santos also served as a guest performer in the Indianapolis School of Ballet’s production of Coppélia in May 2017.
Santos joins Indianapolis Ballet after five seasons with Cincinnati Ballet, where he began as a member of its Second Company in 2013 before being promoted to Apprentice (14-15) and the Corps de Ballet (15-16). In July 2015 he participated in an international ballet competition held in Beijing, China, with other top dancers from around the world.
A native of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, Santos began dancing at age 11. He trained at the Puerto Rican National Ballet School with Julián E. Blanco, Ballets De San Juan School and San Francisco Ballet School. Santos’s favorite ballet is Swan Lake and if he could dance in any ballet he would choose The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude by the famed William Forsythe. Santos’s favorite personal dancing memory is Melancholic from George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments.