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Meet Kelly

By August 17, 2020No Comments

Meet our company dancer Kelly Korfhage. “Kelly the Shell/Kelisha/Kelly-K” is in her 5th season with the company. Her favorite pieces to perform are Adagio for Two Dancers and Schubert Waltzes by Heinz Poll and K281 by Adam Hougland. Outside of the studio, Kelly likes to care for her cactus plant collection, watch YouTube videos about anything, eat at patio restaurants, hike, craft, and spend time with family and friends. This entrepreneurial ballerina has a chair caning business (check our her Facebook page, “Caning by Kelly”) and is working on her real estate license. You can catch Kelly on stage or teaching Sunday Dance For Everyone classes!

Photo: Omar Z. Robles

Photo: Bill Naiman

Photo: Bill Naiman

Kelly Korfhage

Kelly Korfhage, a native of Cleveland, began her training at age 10 under Joanne H. Morscher and Ana Lobe. She attended summer intensives at ABT Detroit, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, BalletMet, Cincinnati Ballet, and North Carolina Dance Theatre. She furthered her dance education at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music as a Corbett Award scholarship recipient and graduated cum laude with a BFA in ballet performance. Following graduation, Kelly became a member of Kansas City Ballet’s second company, KCB2, for two seasons where she had the opportunity to perform with the company in repertoire such as Septime Webre’s Alice (In Wonderland) and Adam Hougland’s Rite of Spring. Kelly joined Verb Ballets in 2016 and has been featured in works such as Andante Sostenuto and Schubert Waltzes.

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