Celeste Lopez-Keranen

Trainee since 2017
Grand Rapids Ballet School, 2008-11, 2013-17
Grand Rapids Ballet Summer Intensive, 2008-11 & 2014

Celeste found her love for dance at Kathy’s Dance Company, beginning her training in tap and jazz at age three. She began her ballet training at Lakeshore Dance Arts in Grand Haven, Michigan, under the direction of Nancy and Jefferson Baum. She then made the move to the Grand Rapids Ballet School in 2008 and enjoyed many years performing in The Nutcracker, Who Cares, and other Junior Company productions under Patricia Barker and Attila Mosolygo. She briefly danced with the Michigan Ballet Academy, learning the Vaganova method. She was coached for the YAGP by Dawnell Dryja, the director of the Academy of Dance Arts and the Artistic Coordinator at Grand Rapids Ballet. Celeste has trained at summer intensive at Grand Rapids Ballet, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Academy of Russian Classical Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, and the American Ballet Theater.

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