Like STEP-UP before it HIGH STRUNG assembles a fresh faced cast of exceptionally talented performers from opposite sides of the tracks who need to find harmony to achieve their dreams. RUBY ADAMS (newcomer and Keenan Kampa, the first American to land a contract with Russia’s Mariinsky Theater (formerly the Kirov Ballet)) is a dancer from the Midwest on scholarship, living her first day in New York City. JOHNNIE BLACKWELL (Nicolas Galitzine) is a British musician, playing for money in the subway tunnels. Ruby’s world is classical and disciplined; Johnnie’s is improvisational and street smart. When a hip-hop battle gone wrong throws these two artists together, they immediately clash but can’t deny it when sparks begin to fly. Their lives quickly get entangled in the pitfalls that come with competing in New York City. With the help of a dynamic dance crew called The SwitchSteps, Ruby and Johnnie must find a way to save Ruby’s scholarship and keep Johnnie from being deported. HIGH STRUNG is a dance extravaganza combining cutting edge hip-hop with contemporary and classical dance, delivered in a very family-friendly formula that audiences of all ages should enjoy.