Artist in Residence (AIR)

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Artist in Residence

KENNEDY BALLARD

Kennedy made his stage debut at age 4 as a party boy in The Nutcracker with the Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theatre. Since then, he has garnered an impressive resume. Kennedy grew up at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts with Ms. Lynette Mason Gregg where he trained exclusively until the summer of 2015. He then studied at the prestigious School of American Ballet. In 2016, he trained at Feijóo Ballet School under the direction of Lorna Feijóo and Nelson Madrigal. Kennedy is currently a professional dancer with the Huntsville Ballet Company. Throughout his training, Kennedy has performed many roles. Some of his favorites are Basilio (Don Quixote), Jonathan Harker (Dracula), Escamillo (Carmen), and Sugarplum Cavalier (The Nutcracker). Kennedy would like to thank Lorna Feijóo, Lorena Feijóo, Nelson Madrigal, Natalie Zundel, his parents, and Lynette Mason Gregg for everything he has become.

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Artist in Residence

MIKEL J. SALGADO LUCERO

Mikel was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2002. He began dancing at age 14, and trained under Evelyn Cisneros and Stephen Legate, performing in pieces choreographed by them, Francisco Gella, and Anne Reinking. In 2019, he moved to Tampa, Florida to train with the Next Generation Ballet. He performed leading, solo, and corps roles in The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Sleeping Beauty. H also had the opportunity to be in ensemble pieces set by Maria Konrad and Irene Rodriguez. Mikel is now joining BAHBT for the 2022-2023 season and is very excited to kick off his professional career with his very first musical, An American in Paris.