Instructor of Dance, Interlochen Arts Camp
Principal Dancer/ Ballet Master for Dayton Ballet
Justin Koertgen was born and raised in Northern Michigan. He began dancing at the age of five performing his first ballet in Interlochen's Nutcracker in 1987. Justin attended the Interlochen Arts Academy from 1995-2000. After graduation, he spent a year training in New York City at the Joffrey Ballet School. Justin has spent the last twelve years dancing for the Dayton Ballet in Ohio. For the last two years, Justin has been the Ballet Master for the Dayton Ballet; teaching, running rehearsals and choreographing for the company. Teaching at Interlochen is a dream come true. There is nothing greater than getting the opportunity to give back to the place that ignited his dreams.