KCB II, a program of Kansas City Ballet’s School, is part of Kansas City Ballet’s second company.
This emerging professionals program gives extraordinarily talented young dancers a professional company experience as prelude to their joining a professional company.
KCB II performs throughout the region through public performances, lecture demonstrations, residencies and workshops, enabling the community to experience live dance in a public setting. The Trainees of Kansas City Ballet School also perform with KCB II.
Those interested in learning more about KCB II and/or booking them for a performance, please contact KCBII@kcballet.org.
To be considered for KCB II, a dancer should attend a company audition.
KCB II Dancers
Bios and headshots coming soon!
Ethan Ahuero was born in Roanoke, Virginia where he began his ballet training with Roanoke Ballet Theatre as a member of the City Youth Ballet. Mr. Ahuero has attend summer programs at Richmond Ballet, The Rock in Philadelphia, Orlando Ballet, and Boston Ballet. In 2017, Mr. Ahuero moved to the Orlando Ballet School as a trainee and in 2018 he was promoted to the second company. There he has danced under the direction of Diedre Miles Burger, Phillip Broomhead, and Robert Hill. Since his time in Orlando, Mr. Ahuero has competed in the Youth America Grand Prix, performed Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, soloist roles in Arcadian Broads Seasons, and Russian in Robert Hill’s The Nutcracker. He is very excited to join KCB II for his first season.
Roma Catania, a Joffrey Chicago trainee graduate, grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma where she attended The Dance Center of Oklahoma City Ballet. She participated in state-wide performances and demonstrations as a member of OKCB’s Youth Company. Ms. Catania performed Clara in The Nutcracker and other lead children’s roles throughout OKC’s professional seasons. During the summers of 2009-2015, Ms. Catania attended summer intensives throughout the United States including The School of American Ballet in NYC, Chicago Ballet, Joffrey Ballet and Miami City Ballet. She was a full-time student with Houston Ballet Academy prior to moving to New York to train with the Pre-Professional division of the American Ballet Theater’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School for two years. Upon graduation in 2016, Ms. Catania was accepted into the American Ballet Theater’s Studio Company. She is currently dancing as a 2019-2020 Second Company member with Kansas City Ballet.
Bernard DuBois II
Bernard DuBois II started his professional training in 2010 at Canada’s National Ballet School under the direction of Mavis Staines. Following this in 2013 he attended Montreal’s L’Ecole Superieure de Ballet du Quebec, directed by Anik Bissonette, under full scholarship. Here, he was given the opportunity to perform lead roles in excerpts of ballets such as La Bayadere and Swan Lake. Mr. DuBois has also performed Fernand Nault’s Casse-Noisette with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal in 2015 and 2016. Following his training in Montreal, for 3 years Mr. DuBois worked professionally with Collage Dance Collective in Memphis, TN. During this time Mr. DuBois had the privilege of performing as a guest soloist for the Dance Theatre of Harlem in their revival of the legendary Geoffrey Holder’s Dougla for their 50th anniversary. This past summer Mr. DuBois attended the Kansas City Ballet Summer Intensive on full scholarship and accepted a position with KCB II for the 2019-2020 season.
Georgia Fuller was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and trained with the Cincinnati Ballet Academy since the age of 7. Starting at the age of 15, she performed corps de ballet roles in many of the company’s productions including The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Raymonda, and Coppélia. Ms. Fuller was a 2017 National YoungArts Winner, and was given the chance to compete and perform in both Miami and New York City under the guidance of esteemed faculty. Ms. Fuller joined Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company in 2017 and was a trainee for two years, performing with the company in works such as Romeo & Juliet, The Nutcracker, The Wizard of Oz, and Lady of the Camellias. Ms. Fuller was promoted to KCB II in 2019.
Joshua Kiesel was born in Hanover Park, Illinois and began his professional training with Faubourg School of Ballet. Mr. Kiesel trained there for three years before competing in the Youth America Grand Prix, where he received a full scholarship to train with Xiomara Reyes and Rinat Imaev at the Washington School of Ballet. While there, Mr. Kiesel performed the roles of Lankadem in Le Corsaire, Basilio in Don Quixote, and Count Fabio in Satanella. Mr. Kiesel was then promoted to Trainee with the Washington Ballet under the direction of Julie Kent where he performed Chinese soloist and the Prince in The Nutcracker. This is Mr. Kiesel’s first season with the Kansas City Ballet as a KCB II member.
Fiona Lee began her ballet training at Yellowstone Ballet School in Livingston, Montana. Upon receiving an invitation to continue her dance studies at the School of American Ballet’s Winter Term, Ms. Lee moved to New York City at the age of 13 where she performed in SAB’s Winter Ball, annual Workshop Performance and participated in Student Choreographic Workshops as both a performer and choreographer. Ms. Lee has attended summer programs at San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Jose Limón, as well as School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and Ballet West on scholarship. After graduating high school, she joined PNB’s Professional Division program where she performed with the company in Ronald Hynd’s The Sleeping Beauty and George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Ms. Lee also performed in PNB school productions of Jerome Robbins’ Fanfare, Bruce Wells’ Pinocchio, and contemporary ballet works by Kiyon Ross, Christopher D’Ariano, and Margaret Mullin. She is excited to join KCB II for her first season.