Joseph Flickner
Joseph began his dance training at the age of fifteen in order to improve his performance as a competitive martial artist. He began taking ballet, tap, jazz, broadway jazz, and modern at the Miller Marley School of Dance and Voice where he quickly discovered a passion for dance, especially ballet. While at Miller Marley, he was a member of the Miller Marley Youth Ballet and the Miller Marley Entertainers. He performed at many venues around the Kansas City area as well as at Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida. Prior to his college years, he performed in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and All Shook Up at The Shawnee Mission Theatre in the Park - the country's largest outdoor theatre.

Joseph graduated with Honors in May of 2015 from the University of Missouri Kansas City's Conservatory of Music and Dance. He studied on scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a dual emphasis in ballet and modern. While at the Conservatory, he was selected by Donald Mahler, of the Antony Tudor Trust, to perform in Tudor's Continuo. Joe also partnered in George Balanchine’s Serenade. During his time at UMKC, Joseph performed with Storling Dance Theater under the direction of Mona Storling and Tobin James, Vida Dance under the direction of Lindsey Smith, and Dance Communitas under the direction of Hanan Misko.

Joseph also danced in Erin Muenk’s work The Game - a dance depicting the effects of domestic violence and sex trafficking - at City in Motion's Modern Night at the Folly in Kansas City. Joe was pleased to perform in several of American Youth Ballet of Overland Park's productions including Swan Lake, Don Quixote, and their annual Nutcracker - where he was the Nutcracker Prince for four years.

Joe studied during the summers on full scholarship with Ballet Magnificat!, Kansas City Ballet, Ballet Austin, and the Milwaukee Ballet.

Joseph is delighted to perform in his second season with Ballet Quad Cities. Some of his favorite roles that he has previously danced with Ballet Quad Cities include Clark Newbie in Murder Mysteries, Spanish in The Nutcracker, and Petrushka in Russian Fairytales.