Ballerina Keenan Kampa’s journey from ballet to acting

High StrungWest Michigan ballet fans can now see ballerina Keenan Kampa dance on the big screen in movie theaters. Kampa, who taught classes at Grand Rapids Ballet’s “2014 Summer Intensive,” is starring in the dance movie, “High Strung.” The former Mariinsky Ballet dancer’s innovative dance instruction was one of the highlights of the “2014 Summer Intensive,” where students were inspired by her technique and her success story. She now has a chance to inspire a larger audience. The dance movie is both a love story and a coming of age story with a strong focus on ballet, hip hop and music. “High Strung,” which opened in movie theaters on April 8, is playing in movie theaters all over the country. Keenan Kampa talks to Examiner about her journey from dance to acting.

By Adrienne Warber | Examiner
Read the story at Examiner | Published: April 12, 2016

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