Tom Kilps joined the Central Midwest Ballet Academy staff in 2016. Tom is a native of Madison, where he began his training with Studio One, Monona Academy of Dance, and Madison Ballet. He continued his training with Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School, The Rock School, and Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy before joining Texas Ballet Theater in 2003 and finishing in 2015. Mr. Kilps has enjoyed countless roles in Ben Stevenson’s ballets, some of which include “Ptolemy” in Cleopatra, “Renfield” in Dracula, “White Rabbit” in Alice in Wonderland, “Mercutio” in Romeo and Juliet, “Amour” in Don Quixote, and “Jester” in Cinderella. After dancing professionally Tom danced guest roles with the Fort Worth Opera and the Dallas Opera. In his spare time, Tom runs his dancewear company Dance Jox.