KCB II Dancer Profile: Marisa Whiteman

Now in her second season with Kansas City Ballet’s second company, KCB II Dancer Marisa Whiteman, shares a little about herself and what she’s enjoyed about KC these last four years (the first two as a member of our Trainee Company).

Q: what is something most people wouldn’t know about you?

A: I have a twin sister named Mikhaila. We started ballet classes at age 4. I have had the opportunity¬† to dance with her in Russia. I’ve also had the opportunity to learn to fly on the trapeze when I was younger.

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

A: The mantra I live by is to be the best “Me” I can be. I believe everyone is unique in their own way and we should all embrace ourselves.

Kansas City Ballet Second Company dancers Marisa Whiteman and Gavin Abercrombie.

Q: Do you have hobbies or special Interests?

A: Some of my favorite hobbies are baking and traveling. I love trying out new recipes and when I have a free time I love to explore new places. Visiting new countries is interesting because of all the cultural differences and history. Occasionally, I still like to do a bit of drawing as well.

Q: What do you enjoy most about KC?

A: I found Kansas City to be a hidden gem in the center of the U.S. It has so much of what a big city offers with a small town feel. It has a great arts community, sports, restaurants and the friendliest people.

 

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