Joshua Kiesel began his professional training in Hanover Park, Illinois at the Faubourg School of Ballet where he spent three years. He then competed in YAGP and received a full scholarship to train with Xiomara Reyes and Rinat Imaev at the Washington School of Ballet. While there, he performed the roles of Lankadem in Le Corsaire, Basilio in Don Quixote, and Count Fabio in Satanella. He was then promoted to Trainee under the direction of Julie Kent and danced both Chinese soloist and Prince in The Nutcracker. Mr. Kiesel joined KCB II for the 2019-2020 season and performed corps de ballet roles in The Nutcracker and Swan Lake. This is Mr. Kiesel’s second season with KCB II.