John Mercke, Dancer
Photo by Keira Heu-Jwyn Chang
John Mercke was born and raised in northern Virginia. He has enjoyed dancing since a very young age, but has only recently become focused and passionate about it. After having trained in multiple other cities in various styles of dance John moved to San Francisco in Fall 2006 to train in the LINES Ballet Ensemble & Training Program. John has morphed in his love for dance from living room dancing, to classical ballet, to commercial jazz, and has now fallen in love with contemporary dance. He first performed with KUNST-STOFF as a guest in December 2006 and joined the Company as a full member in 2007. Along with dance John also enjoys rock climbing, biking, and eating! John would like to thank his family for all the support he is given in pursuing his passion.