Kirk Henning (Soloist) grew up in Momence, Illinois. At the age of seventeen, he began his ballet training in the west suburbs of Chicago at Faubourg School of Ballet. Kirk joined Dayton Ballet in Ohio then moved to Richmond, Virginia where he joined Richmond Ballet. He currently performs with Jessica Lang Dance and as a freelance artist. During his career he has enjoyed performing a variety of works both contemporary and classical including the lead roles in Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Peter Pan, and Hamlet. In 2006 Kirk became a member of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet and has performed in Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Romeo and Juliet, Mozartiana and Apollo. Kirk received the Josie Award (2003) for most outstanding performer in the Dayton area and as a member of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet Kirk was awarded a 2007 Movado Future Legends Award.