Second American Dancer to Join a Russian Ballet Company

Keenan Kampa joins The Mariinsky Ballet - Second American Dancer to Join Russian Ballet. Image: Video excerpt.

Keenan Kampa has become the second American dancer to join a Russian ballet company. Who is the second American dancer to join a Russian ballet company? Keenan Kampa, a member of the Boston Ballet and a rare American to attend the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia, is joining the Mariinsky Ballet.The Mariinsky said Ms. Kampa, 22, was becoming the first American in its ranks. She starts June 2012. The announcement follows the news last year that David Hallberg was joining … [Read more...]

American Dancer Joins The Bolshoi Ballet

American dancer joins the Bolshoi Ballet David Hallberg

Last October something unheard of in the history of ballet happened: An American Joins The Bolshoi Ballet. David Hallberg, a native of South Dakota and principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre talks about his latest decision to join the Bolshoi Ballet. Hallberg has had an unusual career as a dancer. He started training in ballet at an age considered "old" in the ballet world - at 13. His first 4 years were spent making up for lost time. For his senior year he made a career move … [Read more...]

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