Dancer Profile: Joshua Bodden

Company Dancer Joshua Bodden is dancing his fourth season with Kansas City Ballet. He’s originally from Miami but has danced with Miami City Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem and Cincinnati Ballet. Find out more about Josh below.

Q: HOW DID YOU BECOME A DANCER? AND WHEN DID YOU START DANCING?

A: I took a field trip in elementary school to see Miami City Ballet’s The Nutcracker and started dancing soon after at age 10.

Q: what do you enjoy most about being a dancer?

A: The day-to-day process of rehearsal, learning and building relationships with co-workers, and performing and being in the moment.

Dancers Taryn Mejia and Joshua Bodden. Photography by Kenny Johnson.
Dancers Taryn Mejia and Joshua Bodden. Photography by Kenny Johnson.

Q: Do you have a personal mantra that you swear by?

A: Just laugh.

Q: If you find you have an unexpected hour free, what would be your ideal way to spend it and why?

A: During the season I usually take a nap. It’s like a reset button for me.

 

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