Keelan Whitmore is originally from Rockford, Illinois, where he began his training at the Rockford Dance Company and later went on to graduate from Interlochen Arts Academy. Keelan also studied at the Joffrey Ballet School/New School University and has danced with Kansas City Ballet for five seasons, where he performed works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Twyla Tharp, and Nacho Duato. His choreography has been showcased in workshop and gala performances with Kansas City Ballet, Virginia School of the Arts, and Regional Dance America, where he received the 2005 National Choreography Recognition Award. Keelan is the co-founder/co-artistic director of Quixotic Performance Fusion. Keelan also danced with the LINES Ballet under Alonzo King.