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Keenan Kampa to leave Boston Ballet

Boston Ballet dancer Keenan Kampa in 2010. (Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff) Boston Ballet dancer Keenan Kampa in 2010. (Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff)
January 19, 2012
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Boston Ballet dancer Keenan Kampa, a rising star from Virginia who joined the company in 2010, is moving on to the Mariinsky Ballet in Russia in June, according to her publicist. The 22-year-old graduate of the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia — the first American student to earn a Russian diploma at the Kirov Ballet’s school — will be the first American to join the Mariisnky Ballet, according to the press release announcing the move. (When reached on deadline, Boston Ballet declined to confirm the news.)

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