CORPS DE BALLET
Hometown: Wilmington, Illinois
Joined OKC Ballet in 2019
Nicholas Keeperman, from Illinois, trained at Main Street Dance, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, and the Plainfield Dance Academy. In 2014 he moved to Connecticut to continue his training full-time at the Nutmeg Conservatory. While there, Keeperman performed various feature roles including Basilio in Don Quixote, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, as well as Prince and Cavalier in The Nutcracker.
Keeperman then trained at Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy, where he performed in John Neumeier’s Yondering, and Stanton Welch’s The Nutcracker, A Dance in the Garden of Mirth, The Long and Winding Road, A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, and Brigade. During his time there, he also created, staged and debuted original choreography in collaboration with a composer from American Festival for the Arts.
In 2018 Keeperman joined Kansas City Ballet as an Apprentice. There he performed in David Parson’s A Play for Love, Septime Webre’s The Wizard of Oz, Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias, and Devon Carney’s The Nutcracker during the 2018/19 season before joining Oklahoma City Ballet for the 2019/20 season.