Kelli Miles is a Minneapolis-based dancer and choreographer. Her training began at Central Wisconsin School of Ballet, leading her to attend Interlochen Arts Academy while in high school. She has spent summers training with Milwaukee Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, TU Dance, Alonzo King LINES Contemporary Ballet and most recently, Nashville’s contemporary dance company New Dialect and DanceWorks Chicago. Kelli graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BFA in Dance and a minor in Leadership this spring after having spent a final semester dancing in Israel. During her collegiate career she trained in ballet, modern, jazz, African, improvisation, composition, somatics and Gaga. She has created numerous works of her own, as well as performed works by nationally renowned artists: Joanie Smith, Carl Flink, Martha Graham, luciana achugar, Angharad Davies, Uri Sands, Matthew Prescott, and Anne-Rene Petrarca. Additionally, Kelli co-produced Work Sighted: Emerging Dance, Heightened Research, a showcase for emerging choreographers and interned with arts organization, Springboard for the Arts, on their leadership team. She is very excited to begin her professional career with Karen L Charles Threads Dance Project this coming August!