Joined KCB in 2021
Joshua Kiesel began his professional training in Hanover Park, Illinois at the Faubourg School of Ballet where he trained for three years. He then competed in YAGP and received a full scholarship to train at the Washington School of Ballet. While there, he performed roles such as 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 then joined as a KCB II with Kansas City Ballet under the direction of Devon Carney where he performed corps de ballet roles in The Nutcracker and Swan Lake. This season will be Mr. Kiesel’s third with the KC Ballet and his first as an apprentice.