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.
Victoria and Cincinnati Ballet Take National Stage for Gender Equity A dancer’s transformation into choreographer is a deeply personal journey. For Cincinnati Ballet Artistic Director Victoria Morgan, it started at a friend’s birthday party. “It was a fluke,” Morgan recalls. “While I was a dancer with the San Francisco Ballet, we decided to do choreography […]