Joshua Bodden

Miami City Ballet
Dance Theatre of Harlem: Ensemble
Cincinnati Ballet
Kansas City Ballet
Guest Artist

Joshua Bodden began his ballet training at the age of 10 at the Miami City Ballet School. He also attended The Harid Conservatory and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s year-round program on a full scholarship. He spent his summers training at the School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and North Carolina School of the Arts. Upon graduating from the Miami City Ballet School program, Mr. Bodden was invited to join Miami City Ballet. Mr. Bodden also danced with of Dance Theatre of Harlem. He was a member of Cincinnati Ballet, expanding his repertoire of classical and contemporary works and having the prestigious honor of being the first African American male to perform a ballet boy in Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room. With Kansas City Ballet, he has performed in Alice (in wonderland), Giselle, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Theme and Variations, Septime Webre’s The Wizard Of Oz, Melancholic in Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, Puck in Bruce Well’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gaston in Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias, and works by Edwaard Liang, Amy Sewiert, Yuri Possokhov, Adam Hougland, Jennifer Archibald, Stephanie Martinez, Gabrielle Lamb, Haley Kostas, Andi Abernathy, and Stephanie Ruch. Spring 2024 was Bodden’s farwelll season with KCB

Bodden was one of 11 Black ballet dancers from around the world selected by Theresa Ruth Howard to create and perform in the world premiere of Donald Byrd’s From Other Suns, as part of The Kennedy Center’s Reframing the Narrative.

Source: Joshua Bodden, The Kennedy Center


Video links:

KC Ballet Artist Joshua Bodden Talks Pointe Shoes

Social Media:

Instagram @bodden_josh


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