Keaton Leier

Corps de Ballet

Keaton Leier

Keaton Leier. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

Quick Facts

Born: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Trained: Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Houston Ballet II
Joined as Corps de Ballet: 2022


Five Things to Know

  1. 1Keaton danced with Atlanta Ballet from 2017 to 2022. Among his favourite memories are performing at the Kennedy Center in Yuri Possokhov’s new Nutcracker, making his debut as Albrecht in Giselle and exploring contemporary works, notably pieces by Alexander Ekman.
  3. 2Keaton is a co-founder of the Artists Climate Collective, an organization dedicated to uniting the arts with environmental activism.
  5. 3He enjoys spending time outdoors. Whenever there is an opportunity, Keaton surrounds himself with nature.
  6. 4In 2016, Keaton adopted his cat Luka while dancing in Houston and she has lived with him in Atlanta, Saskatoon and now Toronto.
  7. 5Keaton’s brother is a professional hockey player who has played in the NHL and is currently playing in Straubing, Germany.


Favourite Ballets

  1. 1The Seasons’ Canon by Crystal Pite
  2. 2Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  3. 3Giselle by Akram Khan
  5. 4The Taming of the Shrew by Jean-Christophe Maillot
  6. 5Jewels


Learn More

Ballet News+: 20 Questions With Keaton Leier




Youth American Grand Prix Finals, 3rd place, 2012, 2013

Other Projects

Founder of Artists Climate Collective, a non-profit initiative seeking to unite the arts with environmental activism >