Brittany Fridenstine-Keefe is currently on faculty at Northern Illinois University and the Rockford Dance Company. Brittany performed with the Rockford Dance Company as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cinderella and at their 40th anniversary gala. Brittany has danced with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Ballet Memphis, Minnesota Dance Theatre, James Sewell Ballet, American Repertory Ballet, Terpsicorps Dance Theater, Terra Firma Dance Company, Chamber Dance Project, at the National Choreographers' Initiative, and with Morphoses. She performed in a solo improvisation show in Germany and Italy under the direction of Luca Veggetti, and was selected to be an American ambassador at the international dance festival in Cali, Columbia. Brittany is certified in the GYROTONIC® exercise system and has served as the chair of the dancer council for Dance/USA. Brittany is the proud wife of Matthew Keefe, with whom she now spends many sleepless nights raising their daughter Olive.

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“Brittany Fridenstine was lovely while working deeply through the spine.”

-- Dance Magazine (Wendy Perron), September 14, 2010

“Brittany Fridenstine’s Sugarplum Fairy is not merely a confection: you have the impression

she’s considering the day-to-day business of the Kingdom of Sweets as she dances.

Fridenstine doesn’t flaunt her balances or “nail” her fouettes; she makes them part of the

dance, part of the character she invents.”

--Minnesota Monthly Magazine (Lightsey Darst), December 20, 2004,

“...Brittany Fridenstine is there...with her own pure force. Her technique, though good, isn’t

what distinguishes her; it’s her ability to be a glass for the dance, wholly devoted to Burns’s

vision. She holds nothing back and keeps no quirks. Fridenstine is incandescent.”

--Minnesota Monthly Magazine (Lightsey Darst), Oct 2, 2004,