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2020-21 KCB II Profile: Joshua Kiesel

A native of Hanover Park, Ill., Joshua Kiesel joined Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company as a member of KCB II in the fall of 2019. Learn more about Joshua!

Q: TELL US WHY YOU BECAME A DANCER?

A: I started dancing when I was 5. My sisters danced at the local park district and would practice in our living room. I always wanted to join. My family is super supportive of my career and have been my biggest fans since day one.

Q: SOMETHING PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME?

A: I used to be in TV commercials when I was a young actor.

Q: WITH MANY CHANGES AND UNKNOWNS, WHAT POSITIVES DID YOU CHOOSE TO FOCUS ON THIS YEAR?

A: During quarantine I rode my bike, worked out, and practiced at my home studio. I also taught online dance classes. You always have to make the most out of the situation you are dealt.

Q: IS THERE SOMEONE WHO INSPIRES YOU?

A: One of my inspirations in life is Tom Brady. At the start of his career, no team wanted him. Through hard work and perseverance he became the best player of all time.

 

Top Photograph by Brett Pruitt & East Market Studios.

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