Keenan Kampa

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Keenan Kampa
KEENAN KAMPA, Mariinsky Ballet 2014-01-26 00-24.jpg
Kampa in 2014
Born (1989-02-03) February 3, 1989 (age 31)[1]
United States
OccupationActress and dancer

Keenan Kampa (born February 3, 1989)[1] is an American actress and dancer.


Kampa started dancing at the age of four. She studied at the Conservatory Ballet in Reston. Kampa was raised near Reston, Virginia From 2003 to 2004, she was part of the Boston Ballet's Summer Dance Program.[2]

In 2005 and 2006 she participated in the American Ballet Theater's summer intensive program on a scholarship.[2]

She entered the National Youth Ballet Competition in 2006 and won a gold medal.[3]

In 2007, when she was eighteen years old, she was invited to study at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia, the second American to be admitted to the academy after Ryan Martin.[4] After three years, she graduated at the top of her class and with a Russian diploma. She accepted a contract with the Boston Ballet[5] after two seasons, she was invited to dance with the Mariinsky Theatre, becoming the first American in history to do so.[6][7] She returned to the United States in 2014 for hip surgery. She planned to return to Russia, but decided to remain in the United States.


  • Swan Lake 3D - Live from the Mariinsky Theatre, 2013
  • Jerome Lejeune - To the least of these my brothers & sisters (documentary), 2015
  • The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell (TV Series), 2016
  • High Strung, 2016[8][9][10]

New york academy , 2016 .



  1. ^ a b "American Dancer, Russian Soul".
  2. ^ a b " - Informationen zum Thema conservatoryballet" (PDF).
  3. ^ Trescott, Jacqueline (18 January 2012). "Dance: Reston's Keenan Kampa to join Mariinksy Ballet" – via
  4. ^ "Young Carlisle Dancer to Study in USSR". The Sentinel. September 21, 1990. p. 10. Retrieved September 6, 2020 – via
  5. ^ "Keenan Kampa to leave Boston Ballet".
  6. ^ "Keenan Kampa is Dancing towards her Dreams!". 11 August 2009.
  7. ^ Nightly, The Daily. "Catching up with Keenan Kampa, first American to join historic Russian ballet company".
  8. ^ "10 Minutes with Keenan Kampa - Dance Magazine". 1 August 2015.
  9. ^ Magazine, W (11 September 2013). "Keenan Kampa Loves Wearing Denim and Trainers".
  10. ^ "Keenan Kampa: Why Her Inspiring Ballet Career is Just The Beginning - Darling Magazine". 4 November 2016.

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