(Gene Schiavone ) Kampa spent three years at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg. She says the way Russians dance is passionate and soulful and says being around the dancers is "inspiring."
History made as 1st American joins Mariinsky Ballet
OCTOBER 25, 2012Katie Wall, NBC News
Russia's Mariinsky Ballet is the former prestigious Kirov, the renowned ballet company that trained international stars Anna Pavlova, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Rudolf Nureyev. It has now welcomed its first American dancer, Keenan Kampa.Read more: NBC Newsl