Resume

Keelan Whitmore

Professional Dancer and Choreographer

Height: 6’ 1” (185cm)

Weight: 165lbs (75 kg)

 

Professional Performance Experience:    

TANZTHEATER MUENSTER

Hans Henning Paar, Artistic Director

Solo Artist Performed works by Thomas Noone, Toula Limnaios, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, James Wilton

Rehearsal Assistant for “Anything Goes” and “Frau Luna”

2014 – Present

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA

Showboat, Solo Dancer 2014

ALONZO KING LINES BALLET

Alonzo King, Artistic Director

Company Artist | Engaged in 14 collaborative creations 2006 – 2013

SUZANNE FARRELL BALLET

Suzanne Farrell, Artistic Director

Performed works by George Balanchine and Maurice Bejart 2006 – 2008

KANSAS CITY BALLET

William Whitener, Artistic Director

Performed principal/soloist roles in works by George Balanchine, Nacho Duato, Twyla Tharp, Jerome Robbins, Merce Cunningham 2001 – 2006
     

 

Education and Training:  

Saint Mary’s College – Liberal Arts Education for Arts Professionals

Received Bachelors of Art in Dance Performance
Recipient of Dean’s Award – Professional Student Award

JOFFREY/NEW SCHOOL UNIVERSITY

Director: Kathryn Posin (1999-2000), Rebecca Wright (2000-2001)
Faculty: David Howard, Eleanor D’Antuano, Rebecca Wright, Trinette Singleton, John Magnus

INTERLOCHEN ARTS ACADEMY

Director, Sharon Randolph
Faculty: Sharon Randolph, Wendy Masterson, Michael Tevlin

SUMMER TRAINING

Pacific Northwest Ballet, Washington, 2000
Joffrey Ballet Midwest Workshop, Michigan, 1999
   

 

Choreography and Teaching:  

Stanford University

Guest Teacher/Lecturer

Alonzo King LINES Ballet School

Pro-Training/Summer/B.F.A.

Kansas City Ballet

“In the Wings” Series, Choreographer

Kansas City Ballet School

Ballet Faculty and Choreography

Quixotic Performance Fusion

Co-Founder/Artistic Director

Regional Dance America Choreographic Award 2005

 
Miller Marley Youth Ballet Guest Choreographer
Cape Academy Performing of Performing Arts Cape Town, South Africa- Guest Teacher/Lecturer
Dance For All Cape Town South Africa, Guest Teacher/Lecturer
Zama Dance School Cape Town, South Africa, Guest Teacher/Choreographer
Edinburgh Dance Festival Outreach Guest Teacher
Platte City High School Guest Choreographer, “Anything Goes”
University of Alabama Guest Teacher
   

 

Media:

  • Cover Model, “Dance Magazine,” November 2007 Issue
  • Model, When Men Dance, by Jennifer Fisher and Shay Anthony
  • Film, LINES Ballet, produced by Monarda Arts/ Arthaus Musik
  • Television, LINES Ballet, produced by ARTE, July 2010

Reviews:

  • “Seeing him stretch his limbs beyond the physical realm, Keelan Whitmore often reminds me of how the founding Alvin Ailey dancers could convey a long history of both intense suffering and redeeming joy. He moves as if his life depends on it.” ~Dance Tabs 2012
  • “…Indomitable, but gentle giant of a dancer…” ~California Literary Review April 2012
  • “Keelan Whitmore’s brief solo managed wisdom and wildness in mere seconds.” ~Berkeleyside February 2013
  • “…a duet between Meredith Webster and Keelan Whitmore culminated in unexpectedly acrobatic you-go-your-way-and-I’ll-go-mine fallout, was a stunner.” ~Seattle Times 2012
  • “…jaw-dropping flashes from Keelan Whitmore, a powerhouse with considerable quickness and finesse…” ~DIY Dancer May 2012
  • “Keelan Whitmore as the “Vizier” is a whirlwind on stage with spinning jumps that carry him across the space.” ~ Bachtrack May 2012
  • “The third movement ushers in Keelan Whitmore. He is possessed of a LINES-iconic power quotient, and brings to the contemporary stage the kind of poetic ramp-up that Carlos Acosta has brought to classical ballet.” ~California Literary Review November 2012