Kelli is a New Haven-based dancer who has been dancing and touring nationally with Adele Myers & since 2008 and Doug Elkins Choreography, Etc. (NYC-based) since 2010. With both companies, she has had the privilege of touring across the US, and sometimes abroad, making stops at prestigious dances venues such as American Dance Festival, Jacob's Pillow, The Joyce Theater, WhiteBird Dance, Bates Dance Festival and many more. In the last several years, Kellie has had the great opportunity of working with several choreographers and dance companies in the Northeast including Annie Kloppenberg, Tara Burns, Lindsey Bauer, Ariel Cohen, WireMonkey Dance, Jennifer Archibald, Kyle Abraham, Rachel Bernsen, Lindsey Bauer, Melody Ruffin-Ward, Heidi Henderson and Cathy Nicoli among others. Kellie has received artist fellowships in choreography from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism to support her choreography; and her work has been commissioned, produced and performed throughout New England. She has also received recognition awards from the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, Rhode Island College, Smith College and Bates Dance Festival. In addition to performing and making work, Kellie also teaches dance and has been on faculty at Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, Springfield College, and, currently, Connecticut College. Kellie holds a B.A. in dance performance from Rhode Island College and a M.F.A. in dance performance and choreography from Smith College. In 2008, Kellie co-founded Elm City Dance Collective and has been choreographing, teaching and developing a vision for the organization since it’s inception.