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Nan Keating

Senior Ballet Faculty Emeritus

 

As a former member of the American Ballet Theatre, Ms. Keating has toured the world dancing the great classic and contemporary ballets. She also appeared with the New York Opera Festival, TV/Bell Telephone Hour with ABT and the New York Ballet Club’s Choreographers’ Guild. Ms. Keating trained as a scholarship student at the American Ballet Theatre School and graduated from the High School of Performing Arts with the highest awards in dance. Mrs Keating founded The Children’s Ballet Workshop in 1973 and soon after the Children’s Repertory Ballet Company. She began her affiliation with Boston Ballet in 1987 when she became a principal teacher at Boston Ballet’s Children’s Summer Workshop located at Wheaton College. In 1993, Ms. Keating merged the Children’s Ballet Workshop (with an enrollment of 400 students) with the Boston Ballet School. She became Principal of BBS South Shore school. After she relocated to Florida, she co-founded the Mount Dora School of Ballet. After 10 wonderful years, she decided to return to Massachusetts for family. Mrs Keating was recognized in Dance Magazine’s Great American Teachers Series and was awarded a Certificate of Recognition from the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts. Throughout her career, Mrs Keating has guest taught at Ballet Adriatico (Italy) under the direction of Anna-Marie Holmes, Ballet Arizona, Orlando Ballet Company Class and others.

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