When stuck at home, what better way then to teach your family some repertory! Here is an excerpt from Heinz Poll’s Eight by Benny Goodman. Kelly has been a dancer in the company since 2016. She has danced this work many times. Verb Ballets continues the Ohio Ballet’s celebrated tradition of making this 1992 dance a staple of its performances. The stylish, eight-movement dance, rooted in the big-band era, featured men in tuxes and women in slim ballgowns in several sections, as well as a trio of female dancers wearing sweet pink short dresses, pillbox hats and white gloves. This section features three women in long silk gowns set to My Old Flame.
Dancers, Christina Lindhout, Kate Webb, Kelly Korfhage / Photo Bil Naiman
Kelly Korfhage, a native of Cleveland, began her training at age 10 under Joanne H. Morscher and Ana Lobe. She attended summer intensives at ABT Detroit, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, BalletMet, Cincinnati Ballet, and North Carolina Dance Theatre. She furthered her dance education at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music as a Corbett Award scholarship recipient and graduated cum laude with a BFA in ballet performance. Following graduation, Kelly became a member of Kansas City Ballet’s second company, KCB2, for two seasons where she had the opportunity to perform with the company in repertoire such as Septime Webre’s Alice (In Wonderland) and Adam Hougland’s Rite of Spring. Kelly joined Verb Ballets in 2016 and has been featured in works such as Andante Sostenuto and Schubert Waltzes.