Mr. Keeperman was born in Wilmington, Illinois, where he started ballet training at age 12 with Main Street Dance, Ruth Page Center for The Arts, and Plainfield Dance Academy. In 2014 he moved to Torrington, CT, to train full time at the Nutmeg Conservatory under Victoria Mazzarelli, Eleanor D’Antuono and Alexi Tchernichov. Mr. Keeperman had the opportunity to perform many great roles while at Nutmeg including Basilio in Don Quixote, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet as well as Prince and Cavalier in Nutcracker. Mr. Keeperman then moved to Houston Ballet Academy under Artistic Director Stanton Welch. In Houston he had the opportunity to be part of a number of ballets including John Neumeier’s Yondering, Stanton Welch’s Nutcracker, and A Dance in the Garden of Mirth, Long and Winding Road, Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra, and Brigade. While at Houston Ballet Academy, Mr. Keeperman created, staged, and debuted original choreography in collaboration with a composer from American Festival for the Arts. In 2018 Mr. Keeperman joined Kansas City Ballet as an apprentice where he performed David Parson’s A Play for Love, Septime Webre’s Wizard of Oz, Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias, and Devon Carney’s Nutcracker. Mr Keeperman is very excited to begin his first season with Oklahoma City Ballet.