Meet Kennedy Brown!
Recently, BTSCelebs interviewed a shining star in the Midwest. Dancer Kennedy Brown responded to a few questions about her past and future in the ballet. The young star, who was awarded Chicago’s Outstanding Dancer for NYCDA, was also granted a scholarship to Complexions Contemporary Dance in New York City. I think it’s time to meet this rising new star in A&A Ballet now.
BTSCelebs: Who is Kennedy Brown?
Kennedy Brown: My name is Kennedy Brown and I am the youngest of three sisters, born in raised in Chesterton, IN. Originally a competition circuit dancer, I moved to Arizona at the age of 14 to focus exclusively on my ballet training. Back in the Midwest, I am now thrilled to be furthering my technical training under Alexei Kremnev and Anna Reznik with A&A Ballet. Despite my ballet heavy training in the past 4 years, my heart and soul remains in contemporary. I hope to one day be a part of a contemporary company, such as Alonzo King Lines or Hubbard Street. Aside from dancing, my interests include traveling, antique shops, music, and coffee!
What piqued your interest in dance?
My interest in dance started with my first dance class at 7 years old. I was inspired by my older sisters, always striving and pushing to dance up to their age level.
Tell us about your most memorable recital.
My most memorable recital was back in 2011, my studio presented a recital using music exclusively by The Beatles and Tara Drew choreography. This production was important to me because Tara Drew was my first instructor and has always given me some of my favorite choreography. I also love The Beatles and that era of music in general.
Who is your role model in the world of dance?
My role model in the world of dance is definitely Dusty Button from Boston Ballet. I identify with her because, like myself, her origins are in the competition dance world. I admire her not only as an incredibly talented ballet dancer, but as a human being.
If you could dance in any classic musical or Broadway play, what would it be and why?
Although it is not a “classic”, my dream Broadway role is Lise in American In Paris. I first saw the production two years ago in New York City and fell in love with the role.
What productions should we expect to see you in 2017 – 2018 season?
This season, I will be dancing the lead in A&A Ballet’s production of “Cinderella”. I am honored to have been selected for this role and to be a part of A&A Ballet’s debut season and first full-length, classical ballet.
Learn more about A&A Ballet through the following link: aacenterfordance.org
* A Special Thanks to A&A Ballet for the interview and images*