Mr. and Mrs. Wade R. Brock of Richmond, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. James W. Thursby of New Port Richey, Fla., and Mr. and Mrs. Josef Kern of Vienna Austria are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Ashley Nichole Thursby and Harald Uwe Kern.
The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Richmond High School and a 2008 graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington with a Bachelor of Science in music and journalism. Ms. Thursby is currently employed in Louisville, Ky. with the Louisville Ballet as a professional dancer and at Core Pilates as a Pilates instructor.
The groom-to-be is from Vienna, Austria. He graduated from the Ballet School of The Vienna State Opera and the Academie de la Danse de Princess Grace, Monte Carlo. After dancing as a soloist and principal dancer with the Vienna State Opera and the Basel Ballet, Mr. Kern came to the United States to join the Joffrey Ballet in New York. He is currently employed with the Louisville Ballet as Senior Ballet Master.
The couple will exchange their vows May 28, 2011 in Louisville, Ky.