Classes Taught: Foundations Ballet, Ballet Intro I
Adair Keener is a rising junior at West Virginia University pursuing degrees in both dance and communication studies. She started training for dance when she was just two years old, has continued to push herself, and is passionate about pursuing a career in dance. Adair has trained in ballet/pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, hip hop, and musical theater at a variety of studios in her hometown of Richmond, Virginia. Adair has a strong passion for ballet and has spent many years performing with the Concert Ballet of Virginia and PDM Productions. At these companies she was casted in seasonal ballets as well as an annual Nutcracker with her favorite rolls being Clara, Mirliton, and Dew Drop. Aside from her current college training, Adair likes to attend master classes and intensives all around the country. She has spent three summers in New York City training with the Radio City Rockettes!
This will be Adair’s second year teaching at Morgantown Dance. She says that she has always wanted to be a dance teacher and that she loves the atmosphere and the commitment the staff and teachers have.
“I feel I have the opportunity to share my passion for dance and grow as a dance educator and artist,” says Adair.
As for her teaching style, she says that she always treats others with the same respect she would want, especially in a classroom setting.
“I follow my heart and pursue the goals I have set for myself and want my students to feel the same. I want to allow students to not only learn the steps but also to learn how to be kind people, express themselves, and pursue their goals as people and dancers. Even if something is hard, new, or a struggle I hope my students will persevere and give 100% because everything takes time and that’s ok! I want my students to know that no one is perfect and it’s ok to get back up and try again. Participation is also important to me, so that the whole class is involved and actively learning. I think dancers should take my class if they are ready to learn, listen, and achieve great things! I long for my class to be an open and expressive place with structure to aid the dancers in their learning and goals. I want my dancers to feel my class is a safe space to be themselves and have a fun and rewarding time.”