Tag: boston ballet

Second Companies 101

Hank Bamberger (second from right) performing Arden Court with Taylor 2 (by Paul B. Goode) You have your heart set on dancing with Boston Ballet. You’ve done your research, so you know there’s also a second company: Boston Ballet II. But do you know what it actually means to be in a second company? And […]

Coming to a Movie Theater Near You: Ballet's Biggest Stars

ABT’s Veronika Part and Marcelo Gomes in “Swan Lake,” part of the gala program. (photo Siggul/Visual Arts Masters) Nobody puts on a ballet gala quite like Youth America Grand Prix. Their must-see performances routinely feature bold-faced names from all over the world. Watching all those ballet superstars sharing a single stage is one of those […]

Keenan Kampa's Kitri Debut

We always knew Keenan Kampa was going places—literally and figuratively. The gorgeous ballet dancer, who graced our March 2012 cover, is one of the few American alums of St. Petersburg’s prestigious Vaganova Academy, the feeder school for the world-famous Maryinsky Ballet. After wowing Beantown audiences during a stint at Boston Ballet, Keenan joined the Maryinsky […]

Nutcracker Survival Tips

Nutcracker season is in full swing! We asked Boston Ballet principals (and siblings!) Lia and Jeffrey Cirio for their best tips about how to survive and thrive during the run of performances. Be sure to catch Boston Ballet’s brand-new Nutcracker November 23-December 30. Dance Spirit: What’s your favorite Nutcracker role to dance? Lia Cirio: I […]

You Will Not Believe This Video.

Ready for your jaw to hit the floor? Check out this video EIC Kate Lydon found. Holy balances, Batman! The “baby ballerina” with the unbelievable technique is Joyce Cuoco, who became famous at a very young age performing with Boston Ballet. She appeared on the Ed Sullivan show in 1966; this video is probably from […]

Keenan's TV Turn

I’m a little behind the times, but our March cover girl, the lovely Keenan Kampa, recently appeared on a local Fox television station to discuss her history-making new position with the Maryinsky Ballet. Keenan gives a gracious, poised interview, and it’s spliced with clips of her dancing the Sugar Plum Fairy pas de deux. Worth […]

Five Days with Keenan

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American Dancer, Russian Soul

Photo by Gene Schiavone Based purely on appearances, you’d think Keenan Kampa would be aching to dance cutting-edge contemporary works. The 5′ 8″ beauty, with her lithe frame, Hollywood glamour and penchant for hip leotards, has an eye for fashion that spills over into the studio. It’s not uncommon to see her sporting a tie-dyed […]