Justin Dominic , a native of Newark, NJ, began his formal dance training at Newark Arts High School. In addition, he was a fellowship student at the Ailey School and attended summers at the American Ballet Theater and Joffrey Ballet School. On a full scholarship, Justin received his B.F.A from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where he performed with the Limon Company and works by Mark Morris, Lar Lubovitch, Merce Cunningham, George Balanchine, Donald McKayle, and Larry Keigwin.
After graduating, Justin joined Lustig Dance Theater as a founding member and, later, went on to dance with LaneCoArts, Dance Iquail, Keigwin + Co, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, and Carolyn Dorfman Dance. He also performed with the Mark Morris Group in Hard Nut and the Met Opera Ballet in Aida, Les Troyens, and Orfeo ed Euridice. Justin has worked closely with choreographers and teachers Doug Varone, Alexei Ratmansky, Francesca Harper, Ronald K. Brown, Carolyn Adams, Didy Veldman, Sean Sullivan, and Francesca Harper. Highly devoted to educating the next generation of artists, he teaches contemporary dance, ballet, and the Dancing Classrooms ballroom curriculum in various locations around the United States and abroad.
As a recipient of the Advanced Opportunity Fellowship, Justin received his M.F.A in dance at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. While finishing graduate school, he directed, choreographed, and produced his first screendance and short-film “unapologetic me: BLACK | GAY | MAN.” Justin is glad to return to the Met Opera Ballet for the 2018/19 production of Marnie.