James Kirby Rogers

Joined KCB in 2016

James Kirby Rogers is a native of San Francisco, California where he began his training at the age of 9. Mr. Rogers then went on to study at UNCSA before competing in the 2015 Youth America Grand Prix where he was a finalist. From YAGP, he was offered to join Houston Ballet II under the directorship of Claudio Munoz and Sabrina Lenzi where he danced numerous roles including The Father in John Neumeier’s Yondering and the principal role in George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante. After completing his training with Houston Ballet II, he joined Kansas City Ballet in 2016. There, Mr. Rogers has danced many leading roles including Armand in Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias, Pas de Trois in The Sleeping Beauty, Tybalt in Romeo & Juliet, Scarecrow in Septime Webre’s The Wizard of Oz, and the 6th pas in Petite Mort.