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Keith Roberts - still dancing?

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I just finished watching American Ballet Theater Now - the video - and I was curious about some of the dancers so I checked the ABT site.

Keith Roberts is no longer listed as a principal. Anyone know where he went or if he is still dancing?

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He danced in Fosse on Broadway after he left ABT, I am pretty sure. And I think he is still with Twyla Tharp--he was dancing in her company last summer. I was at his last performance at ABT. It was very nice, lots of applause and flowers. He is a lovely dancer.

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Thank you cargill! Good to hear he is still dancing. I really liked what I saw in the video.

lara

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Keith starred as Tony in Tharp's Movin' Out which ran on Broadway from 2002-2005. He was nominated for Tony and Astaire awards for his amazing performance, and was with the show for most of its run, besides a brief period where he was recovering from an injury. After Movin' Out closed on Broadway, he joined the national tour of the show for a few months. Since then, he has assisted Twyla Tharp and staged her choreography with many companies around the world. In 2010 he starred on Broadway again in Twyla's newest musical Come Fly Away. He was again nominated for an Astaire Award for his performance. Come Fly Away closed on Broadway in September of 2010, and is running at the Encore Theatre in the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas until January 29, under the name Sinatra: Dance With Me. While Come Fly Away is said to be launching a national tour this spring, the only scheduled venue for it is at the Four Seasons Theatre in Toronto, Canada in August of 2011.

I saw Keith in both Movin' Out and Come Fly Away, and I can honestly say that no performer I have ever seen puts as much of themselves into their dancing than Keith Roberts. Just thinking about his performance at the closing show of CFA gets me a little emotional!

Here is a video of Keith and Karine Plantadit performing a scene from Come Fly Away on So You Think You Can Dance last summer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz1Azjn6OTI

Keith and the cast of Come Fly Away performing at the 2010 Tony Awards.

The cast of Movin' Out performing at the 2003 Tony Awards.

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