Joined KCB in 2021
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 an apprentice, Mr. Kiesel performed featured roles such as Green Man in Celts and Center Russian in The Nutcracker. This past June Mr. Kiesel won third prize among senior males at the Helsinki International Ballet Competition in Finland. This season will be Mr. Kiesel’s second with the company.