hInspired by watching his older sister and cousin study dance, Kenneth Shelby’s dance career began when he joined the dance group Anointed Praise at church. He received his first ballet training at Perkins Elementary with influences of jazz and tap, going on to be accepted into the John Hopkins Middle School in the magnet program for dance. For three years he studied in the Vaganova method of ballet and character. In High School he attended the magnet program called Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High (P.C.C.A) studying in the Vaganova method and the Horton Technique. Shelby attended Indiana University where he was a Ballet major, training in the Balanchine style, and performed in several pieces ranging from Appalachian Spring to Pas de Sept.
This year, the Nutcracker is planning to set a trap for the Mouse King and his minions. He and BFF Fiona recently took a trip to the new downtown Cincinnati Kroger to scoop up some mousetraps and cheese! What a clever couple. Fiona did get a little distracted in the produce section…hippos love that lettuce. […]