Mr. Kurtis began his ballet training at the age of 18 at the Oakville School of Classical Ballet (OSCB). After a year of training at OSCB, Kurtis received a full scholarship to attend Ballet Academy East (BAE) in New York City, where he remained for two years.
During his time at BAE, Kurtis was awarded the Prestigious David Howard Scholarship and performed leading roles such as George Balanchine’s Elegie and Prince Désiré in Sleeping Beauty – staged by Maina Gielgud.
Other roles that Kurtis has performed include Colas in La fille mal gardée, White Swan Pas de deux, and Cavalier in The Nutcracker.
In addition to attending summer programs at Ellison Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Kurtis has suited in other styles of dance including jazz, contemporary and musical theatre.