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Kennard Henson was born in Baltimore, Maryland and began his ballet training at the T.W.I.G.S. after-school program at the Baltimore School of the Arts at age 11 with Samantha Ordaz, Paula LeVere, and Norma Pera.

He attended the summer course at the School of American Ballet, NYCB’s official school, in 2013 and enrolled full-time for the 2013 winter term.

In August 2016, he became an apprentice with NYCB. As an apprentice, Mr. Henson originated a corps role in Lauren Lovette’s For Clara. He joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in August 2017.

Photo © Erin Baiano


  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Soldier, Tea)
  • Orpheus (Satyr)


  • Fearful Symmetries
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Court Jester)
  • Swan Lake (Neopolitian)


  • Afternoon of a Faun

Matthew Neenan

  • The Exchange

Pam Tanowitz

  • Bartók Ballet

Lauren Lovette

  • For Clara
  • The Shaded Line