Welker John

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Classical Ballet / Dancer

John Welker, artist. John began dancing in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio with the BalletMet Dance Academy and then went on to train throughout the United States and abroad on full scholarship. He has recently performed as a guest artist nationally and internationally with the Chamber Dance Project, Configurations. Principal roles John has performed recently with the Company include Dracula in Michael Pink's Dracula, Pinkerton in Stanton Welch's Madame Butterfly, Ghosts in Margo Sappington's Shed Your Skin, and the lead male in Julia Adam's world premiere If a rose falls. When he is not dancing, John is a self-taught carpenter and enjoys cooking for his wife, fellow Company member, Christine Winkler. This is John's fourth season with NOBT

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