Originally from Los Angles, CA, has been a renowned choreographer and dance instructor for over 25 years. She has studied ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, lyrical, ballroom, and hip hop from various studios in Southern California.
Keli has trained with top choreographers and teachers including Joe Tremaine, Tina and Dee Caspary, Bob Woodard, Jason Beitel, Rob Schultz, Richard Kauzmtch, Preston Lee, Nancy Paradis, Stacy and Fransisco Martinez, and more. She was the owner and Company Director of Dance House, California locations, for 13 years.
Many of Keli's students have gone on to pursue careers as professional dancers and triple threat professionals in the entertainment industry. Her prior LA students have been cast in shows such as Cirque du Soliel, "Wicked", and "Hairspray".
More recently, Keli has an active student that has starred in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (2022 National Tour), Elton John & Tim Rice's "AIDA" (STAGES Kirkwood Performing Arts STL), and "Evita" (The Repertory Theatre, St Louis).
Keli has choreographed for the Special Olympics, Euro Disney Opening Ceremonies, as well as the LA Clippers Halftime, Team Rave LA, Debbie Reynolds Showcase, Cirque Des Fleurs at The Music Box (Hollywood), award-winning DH Company, nationally recognized competition teams, numerous community events, and fundraisers, just to name a few!
Keli's students can also be spotted in "So You Think You Can Dance?", Star Search, Disneyland (Anaheim) Stage shows and parades, So You Think You Can Dance-Europe Winner, Artistic Director and Choreographer at Knockturnallheads, the Alvin Ailey Dance Co., Executive Director of IHollywood, Owner of Sharp International, Julliard, and numerous college dance teams.
Keli has trained and choreographed for many Songleading, Cheer, and Dance Teams. She has judged for Dance Rave Talent Competition, SHOWBIZ National Talent Competition, Addiction Dance Competition, as well as the Culver City Figure Skating Championships (Artistic Judge).
Keli is also a recipient of the Capezio Choreography Award for jazz, and has been selected for numerous choreography awards at several dance competitions throughout the Midwest, East Coast, and West coast regions.