Kent Whites began his theater carrier at the age of six. He has appeared in over 100 musicals and plays ranging from Shakespeare to Neil Simon to original works by new playwrights. He was first seen on the stages of Ft. Worth, performing lead roles at Casa Manana, and Scott Theater. He had the pleasure of performing lead roles for the opening season of the Hip Pocket Theater. He formed and was the director of The Acting Company where he performed and directed shows for the Holiday Ranch Dinner Theater. He was also a member of the original Ft. Worth Ballet. He moved to New York where he attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, The Harkness House School of Ballet, The Mellisa Hayden School of Ballet, The Robert Denver’s School of Ballet, The Maggie Black Ballet School, and The American Ballet Theater School.
He has danced as a principal dancer for Dustin Hoffman’s Ballet On Broadway, The Puerto Rican Dance Theater, The Baltimore Ballet, The Los Angeles Ballet, The Dallas Ballet and the Ballet Du Nord of France. He has appeared as a guest artist for various ballet and opera companies all over the world.
He has made appearances on several television series including Hart to Hart, Second Family Tree, and Finders of Lost Loves. He has also appeared in many commercials while working in Los Angeles.
Kent was the Artistic Director of the Dallas Ballet Youth Ensemble and The New World Ballet Company where his responsibilities included the training of the dancers, staging and oversight of the repertoire and creating original ballets. He has choreographed ballets for The Baltimore Ballet, The Virginia Ballet, The Baltimore Dance Theater, The Manhattan Opera, The Dallas Ballet Company, The Chamberlin Ballet, and Ballet Dallas. He was the Resident Choreographer for Ballet Dallas for three seasons.
He has served as producer and choreographer for many corporate projects for companies including L’Oreal and Tony and Guy and Mode Music of France, and has staged over 150 shows worldwide.
Kent and his wife Teresa met and married in Dallas in 1987. They formed the Edge Entertainment Company, which was a promotion and artist management company. They worked with young bands developing their careers, produced their touring shows and served as executive producers for their recording projects. The company also promoted and managed live music venues and nightclubs in the Dallas area such as The Stark Club, The Hard Rock Café and The Arcadia Theater. They also created Dimensions of Dallas, a music seminar with showcase performances, which brought in people from all over the United States for the purpose of exploring and promoting the Dallas music community. This four day seminar was an annual event for ten years.
Kent has been coming to Granbury since his parents built a house here on the Brazos in 1975. He and Teresa purchased that house and became “weekenders” in 2003. They moved here permanently with their three children in 2004. They recently finished building a house on a runway where they can keep their plane in the backyard. Kent is a pilot. They purchased The Arbor House and Angel of the Lake Bed and Breakfasts with business partner Chris Christian in March of 2009 and are having a recording studio built on the grounds.