Congratulations to our own Kyle J. Coleman, recipient of this year’s Basil Thompson Memorial Award. Sponsored by the Corps de Ballet International, the award offers a $500 scholarship for a university/college male dancer to support his training in classical ballet. The award was created in memory of Basil Thompson, renowned teacher, director and dancer.
Coleman was 16 years old training in Sidney, Ohio when he decided to pursue a higher level of technical training. After attending summer intensives including North Carolina Dance Theatre and Ballet Chicago, Coleman gained a level of technique that would get him accepted into CCM’s Ballet program. While attending CCM, Coleman has had the opportunity to perform with Cincinnati Ballet, as well as various regional Nutcracker productions. Coleman was most recently seen in CCM’s production of Giselle.