There’s a new dance movie in the works: Dave Scott, of the “So You Think You Can Dance” and Step Up families—is choreographing High Strung, a film about a ballet dancer from the Midwest who moves to New York City to attend a prestigious school on scholarship. Who will play that ballet dancer, you ask? None other than the Mariinsky Ballet’s stunning Keenan Kampa! Her character, Ruby, falls in love with a hip-hop violinist and the two collaborate with a dance crew (filled with “SYTYCD” and “America’s Best Dance Crew” alums) for a high-stakes competition. The film will be released sometime in the summer of 2015.
Photo of Kampa by Gene Schiavone.