Competitive Dance Director/Head Choreographer
Kelli began her training at age five in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, acro/gymnastics at The Broadway Dance Academy (Brockville, Ontario). She now lives and works in New York City as a professional choreographer/performer.
When Kelli isn’t busy in NYC she is choreographing for the competitive team at Broadway Dance Academy. Kelli is a graduate of Brigham Young University’s (Music Dance Theatre- BFA) where she was also a faculty member of the jazz dance division (jazz 131). Kelli is a certified jazz teacher under the British Association of Teachers of Dancing and has her level 1 gymnastics certification.
Kelli has taught dance/theatre workshops throughout Canada/USA/Central Ameria, including San Pedro Sula, Honduras where she taught dance to orphaned/less fortunate children.
Favorite director / choreography credits include: In the Heights (choreographer)- Five Towns College, REMI award winning short film (See Me) I’m in Here! (director/choreographer: dancing 4 change), (Stop) Cyber Bullying! (director/choreographer: dancing 4 change), Fame!- 1st National Tour (associate choreographer), Mama Mia! (assistant dir/assistant choreographer: Engeman Theatre) Annie (choreographer: Grenville Christian College).
Kelli is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association and is an annual performer in Broadway Backwards (Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids benefit) in NYC where she has performed with Florence Henderson, Mario Cantone and George Takei.
Kelli’s favorite performing credits include: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Madison Square Gardens), Hairspray (Engeman Theater), High School Musical (North Shore Music Theatre), Cyndi Lauper’s music video, Into The Night Life and The bergenPAC Spring Gala, opening for Tony Bennett/Chaka Khan.
Upcoming projects include “untitled internet safety” short film (dancing4change), choreographer for the musical Company and adjunct dance teacher at Five Towns College. And of course coming home to choreograph for her favorite dance kids at Broadway Dance Academy (www.dancing4change.com).