160 KELLÉ kellecompany.com 800 707 8333 KELLÉ 145 C H O R E O G R A P H E R S K E L L É C A S T KIA HILL is an in-demand dancer/choreographer in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. She has her BA from Loyola Marymount University of Los Angeles, CA in Dance and Fine Arts where she studied not only the technical and performance aspects of dance, but also the principles of teaching, training and choreography. Kia has continued her kinesthetic training with a completed certification in BodyART®, as well as functional fitness methodology training. Having worked with and learned from numerous reputable names in the industry, Kia continues to perform, teach and choreograph both regionally and nationally. NICK HANDBERG grew up immersed in the dance world. Following high school he broadened his dance studies at the University of Kansas and then the University of Minnesota where he was afforded the opportunity to work with local dance talent. Professionally Nick danced, choreographed and directed the contemporary dance company, Crash Dance Productions, for many seasons and is currently teaching at Genesis Dance Company. Nick values the athleticism and artistry of dance, and is an in-demand choreographer and dancer in the Minneapolis area. 2 0 2 1 DA N C E R S ELAYNA is inspired to be a better dancer by her teachers and fellow dancers at Genesis Dance Company. Her goal is to continue dancing and eventually teach, choreograph, act and model. Contemporary is JORDYN’S favorite style of dance. Training and teaching with Spotlight Productions Dance Studio, she hopes to one day move to California and purse a career in dance. SOPHIA has been dancing for 15 years and her favorite style is contemporary. She dances at Spotlight Productions Dance Studio. She also runs cross country and her future plans include becoming a chiropractor. Passionate for the art, HANNAH is grateful for the way dance makes her feel. She dances at Jeté Dance Centre and aspires to perform on Broadway. Currently studying at Larkin Dance Studio, ADRIANNA enjoys performing and the physical and mental fitness dance provides. She aspires to become a dance instructor and elementary school teacher. ALLI dances with Premiere Dance Academy and loves the grace and precision of ballet. She also has a love of science and math and would like to pursue a career in a STEM field and continue to dance. AMAYA relishes contemporary, jazz, and hip hop dance styles. Her future goals include pursuing dance in Los Angeles and obtaining a degree in food science. CAMI has been devoted to dancing since she was little and takes classes at Larkin Dance Studio. Her goal is to continue sharing her passion for dance by performing and teaching. CECE dances at Larkin Dance Studio and is inspired by her friends and dance instructors which are her second family. After graduation she plans to continue dance by being on a college dance team. ELIZABETH dances at Spotlight Productions Dance Studio and her favorite style is contemporary because of the intense emotion. She is also a competitive downhill skier and aspires to a career in the medical field. Premiere Dance Academy member, SYDNEY D . enjoys contemporary dance and the feeling of letting go. With a drive for success she plans a career in the medical field and to pursue her interest in photography. As a member of Larkin Dance Studio, ISABELLA enjoys performing and her favorite style is ballroom. Her future goals include becoming a Minnesota Vikings Cheerleader and an elementary school teacher. KACEY has spent the last 5 years dancingprofessionallywithContinental Ballet Company. She also teaches ballet at multiple dance studios around the Twin Cities. Loving to express herself through movement, LAUREN enjoysperforming jazz at Woodbury Dance Center. Lauren hopes to incorporate model and dance after graduation. She enjoys seeing the new Kellé collection each year. A current Minnesota Vikings Cheerleader, SOON JI enjoys the rush of happiness that dance provides. She is a student at the University of St. Thomas and she ultimately wants to become an NFL sideline reporter. Exploring new concepts and trying new things is what SYDNEY O. loves about dance. She is inspired by being around other amazing dancers and finds lyrical and jazz to be her favorite styles. 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. VANESSA dances at Summit Dance Shoppe. She enjoys contemporary dance for the freedom of expression and ballet for the discipline. Her goal is to continue dancing through college and pursue a degree in business. ELLA dances with Premiere Dance Academy. She loves the feeling of being on stage, expressing her emotions and improving her skills through dance. Her future goal is to continue dancing and pursuing a career in nursing. With many awards and honors to her name, KENDYL loves the combination of athleticism and art in dance. She studied at Yackel Dance Studio and is attending the Aveda Institute. 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. After dancing for 14 years, SHELBY aspires to further her studies at Julliard. Her future plans include owning a studio that includes classes for children with disabilities and following her interests in modeling and photography. When LILY dances, she feels like nothing else matters. She has a passion for performing, especially jazz routines where she can showcase her personality. Her dream is to one day dance on the University of Minnesota Dance Team. AsaJetéDanceCentrestudent, MARY loves telling a story through dance. Her favorite style is contemporary and she hopes to teach and continue dancing her entire life. MEGAN , a member of the University of Wisconsin Dance Team, would not be the person she is today without dance. Her future plans include a degree in neuroscience and a career in medicine. While pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Minnesota State University Mankato NATASHA continues with dance as an instructor at Dance Express in Mankato. She teaches lyrical, jazz, tap and ballet to all ages. TAYA’S Inspired by the close friends she’s made through dance and the Yackel Dance Studio. She has her sights on attending the University of Central Florida and being on their dance team. For 17 years, LEXUS has loved being on stage. She was member of the 2018 Beat Squad. She will continue her passion for dance pursuing a career in Los Angeles. Dance has made EMILY the person she is today. She is a former studio dancer and captain of her high school dance team. She is attending the University of Minnesota. ALAINA appreciates dance because of her teachers and friends she’s made from all over the U.S. She aspires to go to college in a warm climate and dance for the NFL, NBA or maybe a cruise ship. A Yackel Dance Studio graduate, jazz and open, are AVRIA’S favorite dance styles because of the joy from being able to express herself without words. She also values the camaraderie she shares with her teammates. Having the ability to express herself through dance is what motivates ELLE . She dances at The Phipps Dance Company and is on her high school dance team. Her favorite styles are lyrical, contemporary and hip hop. For HALEY , dance has always come from her heart and gives her peace. She is attending Katie Lien School of Dance. Although hard to choose, contemporary, tap and musical theatre are her top style choices. A family affair, SAMANTHA’S been dancing since she was two at her mom and aunts’ company, Studio 4 Dance. In the future, she hopes to be on the University of Minnesota Dance Team and be a professional dancer. A pupil at Victoria Dance Productions, HARPER prefers jazz and contemporary because she connects easily to the groove of them. When she isn’t dancing she is spending time with her brothers and dog, Lola.