Jason Kittelberger hails from Rochester,
New York, where he began training and performing at Performance Plus, Draper
School of Dance and School of the Arts, studying dance, acting, musical theater
and production design, and where he had plentiful opportunities to perform,
choreograph and create. He continued his dance education at the North Carolina
School of the Arts, where as a ballet major he was able to focus on technique
and perform works by Twyla Tharp, George Balanchine, Carlos Orta, Lynne Taylor
Corbett and Duncan Noble.
Kittelberger has performed with the Rochester City Ballet under Timothy Daper,
Carolina Ballet under Robert Weiss and Hubbard Street II under Julie Nakagawa,
where he appeared in works by Robert Battle, Aszure Barton and Kevin O’Day.
With Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, under the direction of Benoit-Swan
Pouffer, he was able to work with Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Hofesh Shechter,
Didy Veldman, Jo Stromgren, Jacopo Godani, Jill Johnson, Emanuel Gat and Sidi
His interest in commercial work has lead Kittelberger to training actors such
as Emily Blunt and Benedict Cumberbatch. He appeared in films like The
Adjustment Bureau, MA, Afloat (in 10 Crosby), Looking Glass and Samsung
advertising spots. Recent projects include working with photographer and
director Anton Corbijn on a music video for Depeche Mode’s In Your Room and
contributing to Jagged Little Pill at A.R.T. as associate choreographer.
Kittelberger is currently working alongside Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui as assistant
choreographer, rehearsal director and dancer in productions like Shell Shock,
Fractus V, Pluto, Firebird with Stuttgart Ballet, m¡longa, Puz/zle, Icon,
Harbor Me with L.A. Dance Project, Satyagraha, Pelléas et Mélisande, and Qutb,
where he partners with Natalia Osipova and James O’Hara.