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TIARE KEENO

My approach is to provide a clear classical ballet structure, focusing on strength, coordination, organization, and breath within the movement. I also focus on internal sensations more than external shapes in order to not restrict my students to the typical aesthetic of classical ballet. I want my classes to be an inclusive and safe space for my students to explore, learn, make mistakes and find joy in their dancing.

“My teaching philosophy is centered around empowerment. As an educator, it is my responsibility to offer tools that can help my students unlock their fullest potential, and feel a sense of ownership over their education in dance.”

Instructor Biography

Tiare Keeno received her BFA at the The Juilliard School in 2016 under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes. While there, she worked with choreographers Camille A. Brown, Kyle Abraham, Kate Weare, and Brian Brooks. She also performed the repertoire of Jíri Kylián, Twyla Tharp as well as the lead roles in Martha Graham’s Dark Meadow and José Limón’s Missa Brevis. Tiare has been a company member of Nevada Ballet Theatre and worked in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil. She has attended Springboard Danse Montreal where she performed works by Aszure Barton, Spenser Theberge, RUBBERBAND Dance Group and Kidd Pivot. She has been a faculty member of FRESH Dance Intensive in Canada and is currently a member of Share the Movement organization, which aims to increase diversity in the professional dance community through educational and financial support for young BIPOC artists. In 2017, Tiare moved to Macau, China where she performed in a cirque show with ScenoPlus Productions at MGM. Upon her return to the US, she performed in Al Blackstone’s Freddie Falls in Love at the Joyce Theatre in NYC. Tiare currently resides in Los Angeles where she is a company member and the Dance Captain of repertory company, BODYTRAFFIC. With the company, she has performed works by Micaela Taylor, Baye and Asa, Matthew Neenan, Ethan Colangelo, Richard Siegal, and Hofesh Shechter, among others.

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Instructors Favorite Things

What are your favorite TV shows to binge?

For binging it’d be Friends, New Girl, Modern Family, or Parks and Rec. Something light, easy, and with giggles But favorite TV shows to watch in general are Euphoria, Greys Anatomy, and Insecure.

What kind of music do you like?

R&B is my go-to. I love listening to Jazz during the holiday season and also enjoy alternative/indie rock/ hybrid music – Think Moses Sumney or Perfume Genius 🙂

What is your favorite thing to do on weekends?

Go to brunch and be outside in some way – hike, park, beach, etc.

What motivates you at work?

The thought that not everyone has the privilege of doing what they love and receiving a safe space to speak up and out (literally and metaphorically). A combination of gratitude and passion.