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As an Educator…

Whitmore has been on the teaching faculty of numerous schools across the country. He has also been invited as a guest teacher/lecturer at Universität Münster, Folkwang Universität der Künste, Stanford University, University of AlabamaAustin Paey State University  Edinburgh Dance Festival, Dance Outreach, Cape Academy of Performing Arts, and the ZAMA Dance School in Cape Town, South Africa.

Employment History:  Dance Artist


Dominican University | Marina Hotchkiss, Director | Training and Summer Programs | Karah Abiog, Director | Dance Center | Jaime Wright, Coordinator

Taught over 2,000 students Ballet Technique, Repertory, Men’s Variations, Contemporary Partnering, Improvisation, Movement Research for Junior Level (ages 10-13), Advanced Level (ages 14-17), and Pre-professional Level (ages 18-25)
Served as Mentor for all levels
Choreographed works for all levels
Taught open classes for over 100 Professional and Adult non-professional dancers
Led large group discussions on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Served on the Curriculum Advisory Council
Certified to teach Repertory of Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Staged 5 LINES Ballet works for informal showings

CAPE ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS | Cape Town, South Africa | 2013

Taught 75 students ages 15-21 of all levels Ballet Technique, Repertory, Movement Research, and Improvisation
Staged Alonzo King’s Ocean for 20 advanced level students
Recruited students for LINES’ Educational Programs

ZAMA DANCE SCHOOL | Gugulethu Township, Cape Town, South Africa | 2013

Taught 30 students ages 8-16 of all levels Ballet Technique and Movement Research
Staged Garland Waltz from Sleeping Beauty with San Francisco Ballet Principal Sarah Van Patten
Choreographed Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream for 20 students ages 8-13

STANFORD UNIVERSITY | Palo Alto, California | 2013

Invited by Muriel Maffre as Guest Lecturer for the Dance Division
Taught 25 Advanced Level Dance Undergraduates Ballet Technique as a guest teacher

VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS | Lynchburgh, Virginia | 2002-2008

Taught over 500 students of all levels Ballet Technique, Men’s Variations, Pas de Deux, and Jazz
Choreographed for Advanced Level students
Choreographed Summer Intensive Finale for 140 students

KANSAS CITY BALLET SCHOOL | Kansas City, Missouri | 2002-2006

Taught over 200 students Intermediate and Advanced Level Ballet Technique (ages 11-18)
Choreographed works for Advanced Level Students

Fotos: Andrew Warth

Pictured teaching for ZAMA Dance School in Gugulethu Township Cape Town

“On a deeply human level, art is the universal mother tongue that unifies different cultures of the world. Protecting this international language is essential to protecting our humanity.” ~ Keelan Whitmore | Kulturgrundgesetz January 2021

Pictured teaching for the Edinburgh International Dance Festival Outreach Program