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.