Tristan Hanson was born in Rolla, MO. From a very early age, he trained at his mother’s dance school. At 14, he chose to further his ballet education at the Center for Creative Arts (COCA) in St. Louis. A few years later, Tristan left home to pursue his love of ballet and train full time with Kansas City Ballet School. While at KCBS, he was able to perform with the Kansas City Ballet in Septime Webre’s World Premiere of The Wizard of Oz, Devon Carney’s The Nutcracker, and Devon Carney’s Romeo & Juliet. During his senior year of high school, Tristan traveled to Kansas and Colorado to perform as a guest artist. Tristan’s joined Louisville Ballet as a Company Dancer in 2019.