2021 Princess Grace Honoraria
Nominated by: School of American Ballet
Kennedy Targosz was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Starting at age four, she trained in all genres of dance, and she began studying ballet seriously at age 11. She attended summer courses at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, in 2016, 2017, and 2018. She entered SAB full-time for the 2018 winter term at age 14. She received additional training at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School and Miami City Ballet School summer programs. She has received scholarships from schools including SAB, PNB, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, John Cranko School, and Paris Opera Ballet School. Kennedy is going into her senior year of high school at Professional Children’s School, and she is joining NYCB as an apprentice this August (2021).