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...]

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ Nationwide This Holiday Season

George Balanchine's Nutcracker

Renowned New York City Ballet and special guest host Kelly Ripa will bring George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™nationwide live to movie theaters this holiday season. The "beloved holiday classic" will be in theaters across the United States, for one night only, on Tuesday, December 13. What a great idea! If you can't travel to the big apple to experience The Nutcracker ballet, the ballet will come to you! And that is exactly what The NCM Cinema Network, the NYC Ballet and the Lincoln Center … [Read more...]

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