Kenny Easter

Position

Regional, National, and Summer Intensive Faculty

Dance Specialty

  • Ballet

Best Advice to Young Dancers

“Push yourself harder than the day before. Follow your heart!”

Favorite Thing about an NYCDA Weekend?

“Listening to Joe’s speech at the end of the weekend. It inspires me every time I hear it.”

Background

Born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Kenny received his professional training in San Francisco and at the Boston Ballet. He has had a diverse ballet career, having danced for Boston Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre. Kenny credits much of his success to his two most important teachers, Joan Miller and Kee Whan Han. He enjoys working with young dancers and seeks out opportunities to teach and choreograph, nurturing this new talent.

Stage Performances

Kenny has performed with the San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and Ballet Arizona. In 2003 he joined the American Ballet Theatre, and his repertory with the company includes the Young Soldier in The Green Table, and leading roles in Drink to Me Only Thine Eyes, Sechs Tanze, and Sinfonietta, and Within You Without You: A Tribute to George Harrison.

TV/Film Performances

Kenny was featured in the filming of Swan Lake with ABT in 2005 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and will appear in the movie Black Swan with Natalie Portman.

Teaching Credits

Kenny serves as a guest teacher all over the U.S. and internationally, and serves on faculty at the ABT Summer Program in Bermuda.

@ 2012 New York City Dance Alliance