In his first season with Kansas City Ballet, meet Company Apprentice, Nicholas Keeperman. This Illinois native is getting to know KC.
Q: TELL US WHY YOU BeCAME A DANCEr.
A: I got started by watching my sister dancing in the studio when I was little. I was attracted to how hard it was and enchanted by the feeling of performing.
Q: WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT DANCING?
A: I like to relax and read books and unwind from the day as best I can. I feel it is important to get a clear head space before everyday at work.
Q: WHAT WOULD MOST PEOPLE NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU?
A: I’m very good at puzzles and I have three older siblings and have lived away from home since I was 13.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE STRETCH?
A: I love rolling out my muscles before class. It’s important for me to stay loose for my dancing.
Q: WHAT IS THE BEST DANCING ADVICE YOU RECEIVED AND WHY?
A: To keep my head up and never doubt myself. It’s important to believe in yourself because you’re the only person that can decide your future.
Top Photo by Brett Pruitt & East Market Studios