Kelle 2019 Collection

CHOREOGRAPHERS KIA HILL grew up dancing in Maple Grove, Minnesota and has won local and national Top Title awards. She received her B.A. from Loyola Marymount University of Los Angeles with a focus on dance performance, somatics and choreography. Kia lives in Minnesota and is a teacher for the Northwest suburbs Tippi Toes dance program. She is also a choreographer and teacher at Genesis Dance Company. This year, Kia joined The Resistance Movement of St. Paul as Creative Director and Lead Instructor. PAIGE LEFEVRE was a Kellé model for over 15 years. Today, she works behind the camera as a part of the company’s choreography, styling and beauty teams. A graduate of the Carlson School of Management, Paige earned a double major in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management. During her time in college, she also danced on the University of Minnesota Dance Team, winning four National Championships. Currently living on the west coast, Paige travels the country with her professional styling business, offering services to brides, dancers and models. A special thanks to assistant choreographers JUSTIN UNGER , NICOLE BRUHN and MACKENZIE SYMANIETZ for their creative contributions. Current Kellé model recruiter, choreographer and model, MARY LEVOIR has been dancing for 21 years. She attended the University of Minnesota and was a four-year member and captain of the national champion University of Minnesota Dance Team. Mary has competed as a member of Team USA Dance, as well as appeared on the television show So You Think You Can Dance . In college, she earned a B.A. in Elementary Education and now choreographs, teaches, coaches and mentors dancers around the world. KELLÉ CAST With dreams to be a part of a college dance team one day, ASHLEY is always pushing herself to grow. Training at Larkin Dance Studio, her favorite style is contemporary. GABRIELLE loves the memories that dance has brought to her life. Studying at Yackel Dance Studio, she hopes that her talents lead her to college, and a long career in choreography. With plans to continue to improve her technique, PAIGE trains at Summit Dance Shoppe. She enjoys working hard for her goals and spending time with her friends at dance. Motivated by teamwork, AVA S. hopes to have a successful season as a new member of her high school dance team. She hopes to continue this success by dancing on a college team someday. Dancing for 12 years, CLAIRE loves the excitement before going onstage. Her future goals include attending college to become an interior designer. Loving to express herself through movement, LAUREN enjoys performing in both jazz and contemporary. Lauren loves to model, and hopes to one day perform in theatre and pursue a medical career. Dancing at Larkin Dance Studio, ALAINA enjoys all styles of dance. Constantly inspired by her friends and the dance community, she hopes to continue dancing for years to come. Currently studying at Premiere Dance Academy, ELEANOR was made for the stage. She loves expressing herself through contemporary dance and plans to continue challenging herself as a dancer and student. AVERY loves everything artistic and is inspired by the creativity of dance. With dance as her passion, she hopes to continue performing and teaching in the future. ELLA has been dancing for nine years with Premiere Dance Academy. She loves the feeling of being on stage and making people happy. Her future goal is to always continue dancing and pursue a career in the veterinary field. Being creative and having the ability to express herself is what motivates ELLE to dance. She plans to continue dancing with her company and one day study dance in college. With plans to be a professional dancer & choreographer, CALEIGH is inspired by others. As a member of Woodbury Dance Center, her favorite style is contemporary. Loving upbeat performances, EMILY C .’s favorite style of dance is jazz. She strives for a future that leads her to a career in teaching dance. As a member of Minnesota Dance Theater and Los Angeles Ballet, CARLIE has a special love for the stage. Her dream is to continue performing around the world as a professional ballerina. With aspirations to become a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Psychiatry, NATASHA hopes to always continue dancing. Currently training with The Dance Factory, she loves to express herself in a way that words cannot. 2019 DANCERS ABIGAIL has danced for 14 years at Dancin’ On Broadway. Contemporary is her favorite style of dance because she enjoys using movement to tell a story and express her feelings. Currently studying at Larkin Dance Studio, ADRIANNA loves to perform and have fun on stage. With many awards and honors already, she hopes to be a professional dancer on Broadway. Dancing has inspired ABBY R. for 11 years; she is a new member of her school’s dance team. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in marketing and fashion, while continuing to teach dance. AMAYA is a member of Larkin Dance Studio where her favorite style of dance is contemporary. Her future goals include modeling, and attending college to become a dietician. ANANDA is a member of the University of St. Thomas Dance Team, and is constantly inspired by her teammates and coaches. She hopes to one day become a dance physical therapist. Currently studying at Premiere Dance Academy, ANNA loves the community and passion that dance has brought to her life. She enjoys performing tap and lyrical the most. A new member of the University of St. Thomas Dance Team, ABBY K. loves the feeling of coming together with a group to create a piece of art. With plans to major in Biochemistry, she will always keep dance a part of her future career path. With many awards and honors to her name, AVA W. has been dancing for seven years. In the future, she hopes to move to Los Angeles where she plans to pursue a career as a commercial dancer and continue modeling. Training at Yackel Dance Studio for 10 years has given AVRIA a passion for jazz. After high school, she’ll continue fueling her passion for dance through her college years. Her love of performance and ability to express herself on stage is what inspires BRYNN to dance. She hopes to continue modeling, acting, and dancing professionally in the future. CECE has been dancing for nine years with Larkin Dance Studio, and is particularly inspired by the music, her friends, and dance teachers. She has a special passion for being on stage and plans to continue pursuing her love for dance in the future. ELAYNA is motivated to be a better dancer because she’s surrounded by amazing dancers every day. Her goal is to continue dancing, and eventually teach, choreograph, act and model. ELIZABETH dances at Spotlight Productions Dance Studio and her favorite style is contemporary because of the intense emotion. She aspires to attend college and continue to model in her future. As a dancer at Summit Dance Shoppe for the past 11 years, GABBY loves to perform and dance with her friends. She enjoys showing her personality on stage, and her favorite dance style is jazz. Passionate for the art, HANNAH is grateful for the way dance makes her feel. Going into her 8th year of dancing at Jete Dance Centré, she hopes to continue her success in school and dance. Contemporary is JORDYN ’s favorite style of dance. Training and teaching with Spotlight Productions Dance Studio, she hopes to one day move to California to pursue a career in dance. As a member of Larkin Dance Studio, ISABELLA loves jazz dance where she can be herself. In the future, she hopes to be a member of the University of Minnesota Dance Team. ISABEL has danced for 14 years and competes with the Northern Force Dance Company. Recognized with many awards, she continuously strives to become a well- rounded dancer. Currently studying at The Dance Complex, KYLA has a special passion for performing on stage and seeing all of her hard work in the studio pay off. She hopes to continue sharing her passion and becoming the best version of herself. Dancing for 10 years at Larkin Dance Studio, KENDALL loves to share the stage with her friends. She hopes to move to a larger city to expand her dance opportunities beyond college. For 16 years, LEXUS has loved being on stage. She is a member of the 2018 Beat Squad, and she will continue her passion for dance competing with the Iowa State Dance Team. Performing on stage and expressing emotions through contemporary dance has always been an inspiration for LOLA . In the future, she plans to attend college and pursue a career in dance. When LILY dances, she feels like nothing else matters. She has a passion for performing, especially jazz routines where she can show her personality. Her dream is to one day dance on the University of Minnesota Dance Team. An entertainer at heart, MAYA loves having the ability to tell a story without using words. She currently dances at Larkin Dance Studio and hopes to always keep dance a part of her life. MEGAN , a member of her high school dance team, enjoys being able to spend time with friends she’s met at dance. Her future plans include going to medical school, and eventually, serving as a doctor for the U.S. military. MARLA is a member of her high school dance team, and loves utilizing dance as a creative outlet. She hopes to one day attend a 4-year college, and further her modeling career. SARA loves the opportunities, new friends and experiences that dance has exposed her to. She hopes to be in a Cirque Du Soleil show, or tour as a teacher on a convention circuit. After dancing for 11 years, SHELBY has great aspirations for the future. She wants to attend Julliard as well as own a dance studio including classes for children with disabilities. SKYLA has a heart for dance and a passion for learning; her favorite style of dance is hip hop. She plans to continue her career in the entertainment industry through movies, television and dance. To leave her mark on the world as a professional dancer and choreographer is a dream for BELLA . With 17 years of training at Summit Dance Shoppe, she is now a dance major at New York University. BRAEDEN , a high school sophomore,enjoyscontemporary dance because of the intricate shapes created and the storytelling. Her goals include opening a studio for students that aren’t able to afford dance. Dance has made EMILY S . the person she is today. Former studio dancer and captain of her high school dance team; she is attending the University of Minnesota as a sophomore this year. With the hope to inspire, PEYTON loves to entertain the audience. As the recent winner of the Miss Teen Minnesota title, she plans to continue her professional modeling career. Former member of her high school dance team, ALI is now a junior at the University of Minnesota. She is studying retail merchandising and hopes to be a creative director for a fashion magazine. A current Minnesota Vikings Cheerleader, SOONJI hopes to become a captain someday. She will be attending the University of St. Thomas as a freshman. Loving the friends she has made and experiences dance has provided her, TAYLOR trains with Premiere Dance Academy. She aspires to always keep dance a big part of her life. VICTORIA ’s favorite style of dance is lyrical because she loves to express her emotions. She truly enjoys being in front of the camera and hopes to have a long career in modeling. SOPHIA sees dance as a way to escape everything else around her. She has been dancing for 13 years at Spotlight Productions Dance Studio where she favors the dynamics needed for contemporary dance. Exploring new concepts and trying new things is what SYDNEY O . loves about dance. She is inspired by being around other amazing dancers; lyrical and jazz are her favorite styles. Premiere Dance Academy member, SYDNEY D ., loves dance because of the energy, confidence, and hard work it requires. Going into her 13th year of dancing, she would love to continue on to dance with a professional company and also go to school to be a nurse. The rush of adrenaline is what inspires TAYA to dance. Her future plans include attending college and feeding her passion for dance. Her favorite part of dance is the joy she receives from performing for an audience. Exploring new movement and experiencing the energy of performing is what TALIA loves about dancing. She is a Junior at the University of Arizona in their dance program. With many awards and honors to her name, KENDYL loves to dance because it makes her feel free and keeps her active. With hard work and a good attitude, her future goals include attending college and pursuing a career she loves. KARLI ’s favorite style of dance is lyrical, as she loves to express herself through movement. As a current member of her high school dance team, she hopes to pursue her passion for dance throughout her college years. Current Kellé employee and professional ballerina, KACEY dances with the Continental Ballet Company. She is currently in rehearsal for their upcoming performance of Sleeping Beauty.

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