Keenan Mentzos
Actor, Dancer
Non Union
“The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing.”
– James Brown

It’s no exaggeration to say that Keenan was born to perform.

Keenan grew up within a family of performers. At the age of four, Keenan became the youngest performer to join Greater Vancouver’s Xtreme Theatre, with his first role on stage as an Oompa Loompa in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Since then, Keenan has gone on to appear in six musicals: James and the Giant Peach, The Lion King, Pinnochio, and landed lead roles as a highly animated King Louie in The Jungle Book, the Genie in Aladdin and the antagonistic Sour Kangaroo in Seussical Jr.

At eight years old, Keenan enrolled in recreational dance classes for fun, but quickly found himself within a competitive company at Pulse Dance Centre, training in ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, acro, tumbling, hip hop and lyrical.

In the years that followed, Keenan began competing in company ensembles, duos and solos- frequently placing highest in his categories. Most notably, Keenan placed 1st for his contemporary solo and 3rd for ballet variation at the Youth America Grand Prix in Las Vegas, where he received generous praise as “one of the dance world’s brightest future stars”.

Off stage, Keenan loves to spend time with his friends, biking, skiing, drawing and–let’s be honest–dancing continuously. His future dreams are to star on Broadway, or to become a principal dancer in the Royal Ballet (or both)!