Esther Antoine is currently the Dance Captain in the Tony Award-Winning musical Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations, which won the 2019 Award for Best Choreography.
Esther, born and raised in New York City, attended Lyceum Kennedy, a French private school in Manhattan and continued on to St. John’s University, graduating with a degree in Computer Science and French. While at St. John’s, she seized the opportunity to study abroad for a month in the IT department in Romans-sur-Isere, France.
Esther’s performing days started as a cheerleader for the Red Storm basketball team on their home court – Madison Square Garden. Cheerleading led her to cheer around the country as well as abroad in Japan. After graduating, Esther realized that her passion was in the performing arts, specifically Broadway. She began training at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway. Since then, Esther has performed at The Blue note and The Apollo Theatre. Other performances include The Wiz, Dreamgirls, Candide with the New York City Opera and the first national tours of musicals such as Catch Me If You Can and Matilda.
Besides performing, Esther is also a choreographer, motivational speaker, personal trainer, group exercise instructor and teaches Theater Dance and Hip Hop dance classes.