After featuring in Indianapolis Ballet’s 2018 Spring Residency at The Toby at Newfields, Glenn Kelich will join the new resident professional company full-time for its 2018-19 Season. Kelich’s debut with Indianapolis Ballet during its May Residency saw him perform the role of Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and also as a principal dancer for the premiere of Éclat!, choreographed by IB’s Founding Artistic Director Victoria Lyras.
The native of Arcadia, Ind., is a 2018 graduate of Indiana University-Bloomington, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Ballet from the renowned Jacobs School of Music and an Outside Field degree in Sports Marketing and Management. While at IU he trained under the legendary Violette Verdy and Michael Vernon and was featured in many roles including George Balanchine’s Elegie, Rubies and Divertimento No. 15; Jerome Robbins’ Fanfare; Michael Vernon’s The Nutcracker; and debuted the male principal role in the world premiere of Sasha Janes’ Saudade.
Kelich, who was a member of Kansas City Ballet II for its 2017-18 season, began taking ballet at Indiana Ballet Conservatory (IBC) as a sophomore in high school, performing principal roles in its fall ballet, Pointe to the Cure, The Nutcracker, and Cipollino. Other training he has received includes summer intensives on scholarship at the Joffrey Ballet, The Rock Ballet School, and Ballet West Academy, while also being accepted to the San Francisco Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. In 2014, Kelich was awarded the gold medal at Youth American Grand Prix in classical variations performing Don Quixote, moving him onto the finals in New York.