Kris Jobson

Born in Kingston, Jamaica on November 28, Kris began at the tender age of six in performing arts.  He joined various Theatre companies appearing in numerous musicals. Kris performed his first tour at the age of fourteen with an original musical that traveled and played throughout the United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada and the Caribbean several times a year. Kris graduated from high school at the age of fifteen and was also a member of The National Jamaican School of Dance. Kris completed his third level education (college) at the age of sixteen and a half at which time it was off to New York.

      In New York Kris auditioned for The Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and at seventeen attended NYU Tisch on scholarship for the next 3 and one half years. Kris graduated with honors (3.85) and was on the Dean’s list. During Kris’s last year at NYU Tisch the famed choreographer David Allen contacted Kris for a lead role in his ballet and a picture from that ballet became the cover of the brochure of the Tisch School's undergraduate and graduate programs for the next two years. Kris is a graduate from Dance of Harlem, Alvin Ailey and The Joffrey Ballet schools.

      Off to Los Angeles where Kris appeared in “Hollywood Unveiled” a Rock Musical at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles directed by the award winning Michael Rooney. While performing at the El Rey Theatre Kris was signed by the established company Athena Talent Management located in Beverly Hills and Italy. Kris’s second job was also at the El Rey Theatre and was the Rock Musical  “Carnival”.  Then it was off to Hawaii and the role of Billy in the musical production of “Billy The Kid”.  Later that year Kris performed the role of Jesus Christ in the original play “The Rose and The Cross” directed by Jeffrey Gunter Anderson. Back to Hawaii, as the wolf in “Peter and the Wolf” followed by a few videos, commercials and a role on the acclaimed CBS Soap Opera, “The Bold and The Beautiful”.

     Then came “The Lion King” at the Pantages Theatre as a principle dancer of this renowned musical. What happened next was a creatively inspired move to Europe with his management’s blessings. Immediately upon his arrival Kris was hired by Ballandi Productions to tour with "Torno Sabato"-the number one TV show of the year on RAIUNO Prima Serata,Sabato Sera, then " La Bella e La Bestia"(Beauty and The Beast) followed by a stint at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples for the renowned Roland Petit as a Guest Performer in “The Duke Ellington Ballet”. Back to Rome to perform in Ballandi Production’s “Sognando Las Vegas”. In 2003 Kris was hired by Lorenzo Vitali’s L’Artistica Musical Theatro in Pavia, Italy for the lead role of Leroy in David De Silva’s “FAME”. After a few weeks rehearsal for “FAME” Kris traveled to Toyko where he once again guest starred in Roland Petit’s “Duke Ellington Ballet.

        Back to Pavia and the opening of “Fame” September 18, 2003 at the beautiful Teatro Fraschini to a full house and seven standing ovations. “FAME” – The Musical began touring October 10, 2003 to the cities of Udine, Firenze, Bologna, Genova, Torino, Trieste, Milano, Pescara, Livorno, Bari, and Trento. While in Milan with “FAME” Mr. Jobson was interviewed for radio by Joe T. Vannelli. Immediately after “FAME” Kris joined the National Italian Tour of the famed Renato Zero in Milan, Rome, Florence and Verona where Kris performed as a principle dancer with nightly audiences of  70,000. Kris is presently the new face for the 2005 campaign for “Killer Loop” the newest sunglasses from Ray Ban. Kris modeled for the designer Calvin Klein, TIMBERLAND, VERRI, SEVEN JEANS,  in the Milan fashion season. Kris performed on the Rai Uno Television show “Ma il Cielo é Sempre Piu Blu” with an audience of millions of viewers.

         Kris was chosen for the National Italian TV commercial as one of the faces of 'Dixi San Carlo' Potato chips. In addition Kris has received offers for The Lion King National Tour in the USA, The Norway National Jazz Company and The Broadway Show “Aida”. Kris played the world renowned role of ' BIG DADDY' originated by Sammy Davis Jr. in the Italian Adaptation of  ‘SWEET CHARITY’. Kris was one of the international stars of the new show ‘AMBROSIA’ in Berlin, Germany and also a lead Dancer on the  Hit Italian National TV Show “ IL Ballo Delle Debuttanti”. Since Kris has been living and working in Europe he has acquired Italian and French as his second and third languages. After extensive study in voice Kris is writing music and laying tracks as he enters into the Universal World of Music.

Once again Kris has returned to Los Angeles, where he has been living his passion, working on commercials, films as well as theater.
   
       This International star is on the rise and one to watch as he continues to introduce the beauty of his artistic abilities and inspirational spirit as he continues to entertain the masses.

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