The native of Arcadia, Ind., is a 2018 graduate of Indiana University-Bloomington, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Ballet from the renowned Jacobs School of Music and an Outside Field degree in Sports Marketing and Management. While at IU he trained under the legendary Violette Verdy and Michael Vernon and was featured in many principal roles including George Balanchine’s Elegie, Rubies and Divertimento No. 15; Jerome Robbins’ Fanfare; Michael Vernon’s The Nutcracker; and debuted the male principal role in the world premiere of Sasha Janes’ Saudade. He also danced in Kansas City Ballet II for the 2017-2018 season.
After featuring in Indianapolis Ballet’s 2018 Spring Residency at The Toby at Newfields, Glenn Kelich joined the professional company full-time for its 2018-19 Season. Kelich’s debut with Indianapolis Ballet during its May Residency saw him perform the role of Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and also as a principal dancer for the premiere of Éclat!, choreographed by IB’s Founding Artistic Director Victoria Lyras. Since then, he has also performed numerous roles such as the 3rd Theme in Balanchine’s 4 Temperaments and the role of Escamillo in Carmen.