Photo: Chad Driver

Photo: Chad Driver


From Boston, Mass.
With Nashville Ballet since 2011

Training and Education
Boston Ballet 

Previously with Dayton Ballet, Ballet Austin II

A Boston girl through and through, Keenan McLaren Hartman spent the first 10 years of her dance training at Boston Ballet School where she performed with the Boston Ballet in La Fille Mal GardeeStars and Stripes and The Nutcracker.

She danced with Ballet Austin II before joining the company at Dayton Ballet and performing soloist and principal roles from choreographers such as Christopher Fleming, Alan Hineline, Steven Mills, Jeffrey Hughes and Gregory Robinson.

She joined Nashville Ballet as a member of the company in 2011 and has enjoyed dancing featured roles in many ballets, including CinderellaNashville’s NutcrackerThe Sleeping BeautyCryin’ OutThe WhistlingUnder The LightsPetite MortSerenade and Satto.

Hartman also attended the National Choreographer’s Initiative as a dancer during the summers of 2014, 2015 and 2016.

An avid photographer, she merged her two loves—dance and photography—to win a Dance Magazine photography contest in 2007. She was also selected as one of Nashville Lifestyle’s "Top 25 Most Beautiful People" in 2013.

When she is not dancing, Hartman teaches yoga at Epic Yoga in Brentwood, Tenn. as a certified Baptiste yoga instructor, counsels others as a certified life coach and attends Belmont University. She is also an ambassador for the Africa Yoga Project, co-founder of Music City Yoga Festival and co-founder of Empowered Kids Yoga.