Tiare Keeno: Dance & Choreography

We have a new artist joining ArtsFi - Everyone, meet Tiare Keeno!

Where are you from originally?
I was born and raised in Spanish Forks, Utah. 

What is your discipline and where do you go to school and what year?
 I study dance at Juilliard and I’ll be going into my fourth and final year!

What drew you to dance?
I was introduced to dancing even before I could walk and I fell in love with it at an early age. I remember as a child, loving the freedom of movement with my body and learning so many new ways to express myself by creating different shapes.

Where do you hope dance and Juilliard will  take you?
Ultimately, I would like to dance professionally in a contemporary company after I graduate in 2016. But dance is always something that makes me so happy no matter where I am, so as long as I am continuing to feel that joy throughout my career, I’ll be one happy girl. 

How did you first learn about ArtsFi?
I first heard about ArtsFi through one of our music teachers at Juilliard and after reading about the project, I applied! 

What made you want to be involved with ArtsFi?
When I was reading the mission statement for this project, I was so inspired by the ideas that Kristen had, not only expose young students to the arts, but to provide an environment where their creativity can be nurtured and encouraged. It also got me excited to be given the opportunity to meet, work along side, and collaborate with other Juilliard students of various disciplines. I think it’s one of the coolest things to bring different communities together and create something so unique and magical within the world of performing arts!

Have you ever been to Kansas before and what do you think it will be like?
The only time I’ve been to Kansas was when I was driving with my family to Texas. We literally drove right through it! But I’ve never really gotten to experience Kansas, so I’m very excited to be spending a whole two weeks there! I am so pumped regardless because I know we’ll have an amazing time!