Obituary for Ken Brelsfoard

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Ken Brelsfoard

February 1, 1941 - June 29, 2018

Ken Brelsfoard, age 77, died June 29, 2018 at the Morgantown Health Care Inn in Morgantown, Indiana of Parkinson’s Disease complications. He was an internationally known ballet and musical theater dancer and teacher who based himself in Michigan City, founding “Dance Arts Unlimited” and “Acting Theatre of Michigan City, Inc.” while performing elsewhere professionally. In his later years he became a choreographer/director and published playwright. He contributed to the growth of LaPorte County lively arts for close to 50 years with his dancing appearances, collaborations with theaters and music institutions, but mostly through his dancers.

Services have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization in Morgantown.

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Born: February 1, 1941
Died: June 29, 2018

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Kristine Anderson posted on 7/9/18

Ballet is an art form that is passed down directly from teacher to student. There isn’t a score to read notes from, and although you can learn a lot from studying the performance of others, it takes the hands of a master placing your body in the correct position, crafting out your lessons so that the right steps are introduced at the right time in the right way, guiding you so you don’t stamp away in utter frustration, or give up when the going gets rough —so that the lessons you learn will stand the test of time and be worthy of the next generation. My master teacher Ken Brelsfoard ( actually half of a team of master teachers) has died, I am sad to feel the passing of time, grateful that he is free from a debilitating disease but mainly just overflowing with memories …rest in peace …no way…. rest in the joy that comes from leaving all limitations behind. Because I knew you


J Beck posted on 7/8/18

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J Beck posted on 7/8/18

So sorry to read of Ken's death. He was so very talented and so very likable. Always a gentleman.


David Dabagia posted on 7/7/18

Ironically, I was thinking of Acting Theatre of Michigan City the last few days and how much I enjoyed my time there in the late nineties and early 2000's. I am very saddened by this news. Ken made me feel extremely comfortable on our first meeting where I was thinking about being a part of the troupe. And ever since that first production I couldn't get enough of the creativity, love and support I had while with them. Ken was brilliant in writing, choreography, and making you believe in yourself when you didn't have any background in movement. I don't think it is a coincidence that I was thinking about my past with him around the same time as his passing. Ken, you have a permanent place in my heart for all you have given me creatively, emotionally, and your role to building my self confidence. You will truly be missed.


June Povlock posted on 7/7/18

Ken brought joy and love to so many in Michigan City. His joy in sharing his talents was felt by many. He will be missed greatly.


Connie posted on 7/7/18

I'm so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. I worked with Ken in Michigan City and loved to hear him talk about his ballet career as well as seeing his pictures. He will be missed. He was a great person and I loved the time that I worked with him. Sending prayers to his family.