Joshua Kiesel

Greg and Barbara Storm Emerging Dancer

Joined KCB in 2021, +2 Years – Second Company

Joshua Kiesel began his professional training in Hanover Park, Illinois at the Faubourg School of Ballet. In 2017 he competed in YAGP and received a full scholarship to train at the Washington School of Ballet. He spent two years there as a student and a trainee before joining Kansas City Ballet as a KCB II dancer in 2019. Mr. Kiesel spent two years in the Second Company before being promoted to Apprentice. While at KCB, Mr. Kiesel performed featured roles such as Green Man in Celts, Peasant Pas in Giselle, and Cavalier in The Nutcracker. In 2022 Mr. Kiesel won third prize among senior males at the Helsinki International Ballet Competition in Finland. This season will be Mr. Kiesel’s third with the company.

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