Adair Kempf, Dance

Adair Kempf


Phone: 864.436.4041

Fax: 864.282.3712

Location: B-201

Adair Kempf, from Greenville, SC, graduated from the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities in 2003, under the direction of Stanislav Issaev.  She Graduated with a BFA in Dance Performance from Butler University in 2007. While there, she traveled to Poland and Russia to study dance, under the supervision of Marek Cholewa. She also performed the leading role of Swanhilda, in Butler Ballet’s “Coppelia”, for her graduation performance, and was featured in an original work by James Kudelka. In 2007 Adair moved to Charleston to join Charleston Ballet Theatre, under the direction of Jill Bahr. In 2008, Adair returned to Greenville to join Carolina Ballet Theatre, and begin teaching with DanceArts Greenville (formerly School of Carolina Ballet). Adair performed such roles for CBT as, Sugar Plum Fairy in “The Nutcracker”, Aurora in “Sleeping Beauty”, and Myrtha in “Giselle”. During her time at CBT, Adair worked with guest choreographer, Alonzo King in his work "Map", and with Dwight Rhoden, in his work, "Beatle Juice". After retiring from dance in 2014, Adair became rehearsal assistant for CBT for 2 years, then Associate Artistic Director in 2016. For DanceArts Greenville, Adair was made Associate Artistic Director of the school in 2017. She taught ballet to beginner ballet levels, ballet, pointe, and variations to the advanced levels, and took many students to the prestigious ballet competition, Youth America Grand Prix. After ten years with CBT and DAG, Adair returned to her alma mater, SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, as Dance Field liaison, Administrative Assistant to the Dance Chair, and Summer Dance Faculty.