Keli Lesker, originally from Los Angles, CA, has been a renowned choreographer and dance instructor for over 20 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. Keli was the owner and Company Director of Dance House, California locations, for 13 years.
She 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.
Many of her students have gone on to pursue careers as professional dancers in the industry; i.e. Cirque du Soliel, Alvin Ailey Dance Co., Executive Director of IHollywood, "Wicked", "Hairspray", So You Think You Can Dance contestants, Star Search contestants, Disney (Anaheim) Stage shows and parades, So You Think You Can Dance (Europe) winner, Artistic Director, and Choreographer at Knockturnallheads, owner of Sharp International, Julliard, and numerous college dance teams.
She has also trained and choreographed for many Songleading, Cheer, and Dance Teams. Keli has judged for Dance Rave Talent Competition as well as the Culver City Figure Skating Championships (Artistic Judge). She is also a recipient of the Capezio Choreography Award for jazz.