KELLY BRUNK | BALLET​​

Kelly Michael Brunk is a dance teacher, injury-prevention aficionado, and, oddly enough, a pharmacist. He completed his formative dance training in Kansas City at Priscilla and Dana's School of Dance and the Kansas City Ballet School and later earned a bachelor of fine arts with honors in dance and a minor in business from New York University. After undergrad, he danced professionally with GroundWorks Dance Theater, River North Dance Chicago, Doug Elkins and Friends, and Heartlines Dance Company—performing works by world-renowned choreographers, including Robert Battle, Sidra Bell, Kevin Iega Jeff, and Lynn Taylor-Corbett. In addition to dancing, Brunk is passionate about injury prevention. Brunk's love for science and "dance hygiene" coupled with his 15 years of teaching and choreography experience makes for an accessible and practical class, albeit a cerebral one. Along with teaching dance, Brunk earned a doctor of pharmacy with distinction from the University of Kansas and is currently completing post-doctoral training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He is extremely thankful to his family for their love and support.