Justin Dominic, a Newark, NJ native, is an accomplished dancer, educator, creator, and artist. His formal training began at Newark Arts High School, before further training at renowned institutions such as the Ailey School, American Ballet Theater, and Joffrey Ballet School. In 2010, Justin graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he had the privilege of performing in various productions, including Missa Brevis with the Limon Company, as well as captivating works by esteemed choreographers like Mark Morris, Lar Lubovitch, Merce Cunningham, George Balanchine, Donald McKayle, Janis Brenner, Jose Limon, and Larry Keigwin.
Following graduation, Justin embarked on an illustrious career, gracing the stage with his talent and passion. He danced with esteemed companies such as the Mark Morris Dance Group, Lustig Dance Theater, Keigwin + Co, LaneCoArts, Dance Iquail, Nai Ni Chen Dance Company, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, the North Carolina Symphony, Dance Heginbotham, and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. His opera credits included Marnie, Don Giovanni, Aida, Les Troyens, and Orfeo ed Euridice.
In 2018, Justin accomplished another significant milestone by earning his Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Throughout his career, he has remained committed to sharing his love for dance through teaching engagements as a master teacher, guest artist, and lecturer at high schools, universities, and teacher professional development programs around the world. Currently, Justin serves as the director of the dance program at the Connelly School of the Holy Child. In his teaching practice, he emphasizes the importance of energy, commitment, and integrity while fostering an environment that encourages boundless exploration and growth through dance. Justin's instructional repertoire covers a wide range of genres, including modern/contemporary dance technique and pedagogy, composition, improvisation, ballet, hip-hop, choreography, creative intersections, and select vernacular and social dance styles. Furthermore, he is a teaching artist for the 5th and 8th-grade ballroom curriculum Dancing Classrooms.
In addition to his achievements as a dancer and educator, Justin takes immense pride in his role as a filmmaker. His master's thesis project, the powerful film unapologetic me: BLACK | GAY | MAN, stands as a testament to his creative vision and storytelling prowess. The film has garnered recognition through screenings at prestigious events and venues, including the American Dance Festival Movies by Movers in Durham, NC, Newark International Film Festival, Samsung Experience (NY flagship), Afrikana Independent Film Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, SLAY TV Film Festival, Black Alphabet Film Festival, Stockton University, A Celebration of Black Queer Art in Omaha, NE, No Longer Silent - A Night of Films in New Orleans, LA, Astoria Film Festival in Queens, New York, and the Newark LGBTQ Film Festival in Newark, NJ.