This Dancer Groom Pulled Out All the Stops to Impress His Ballerina Bride

This may be the best groomsmen dance of all time.

The wedding dance floor tends to be where things get real: the bubbly is flowing, the deejay is jamming, and your crazy uncle is doing his thing.

But when you have a groom who is a professional dancer who wants to impress his ballerina bride, that’s when the dance moves start to get serious.

The groom in this case is Kirk Henning, a soloist dancer with the Suzanne Farrell Ballet at the Kennedy Center, and the bride is Valerie Tellmann, a performer with the Richmond Ballet. The pair wed on July 25, 2015 at Richmond CenterStage, and it was there that Henning, along with his groomsmen, pulled out all the stops in this eight-minute choreographed dance to a mash-up of pop songs.

See Henning’s smooth dance moves in person this October, when the Suzanne Farrell Ballet performs at the Kennedy Center.

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.