Keelan Whitmore, a native of Rockford, Illinois, trained at Rockford Dance Company, Joffrey Ballet School/New School University, Interlochen Arts Academy, and St. Mary’s College, where he received his Bachelor of Arts and was awarded the Dean’s Professional Student Award. From 2001-2006 he danced with Kansas City Ballet, and in 2006 he became a member of the Suzanne Farrell Ballet. As a choreographer and educator, Whitmore has worked with numerous national and international arts organizations. In 2006, Whitmore co-founded the Kansas City-based multidisciplinary ensemble, Quixotic Fusion. He danced with Alonzo King LINES Ballet from 2006 to 2013, and as a soloist with TanzTheater Münster from 2014 to 2021, where he was awarded the 2019 Outstanding Artist Award by the Gesellschaft der Musik- und Theaterfreunde. In the 2022-2023 season, Whitmore returned to Theater Münster as a guest dancer and as Coordinator of Community Outreach and Diversity. He joined BalletX in 2023 as the company’s first Rehearsal Director & Community Liaison.