Miss Kelli, affectionately known to her dancers over the years, is a versatile, passionate, and dynamic artist with a dance background spanning decades. She trained with some of the industry’s best in Vancouver and studied at prestigious institutions such as Ryerson, George Brown, Vancouver College, and Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City.
As an expert in multi-disciplinary dance, Miss Kelli has a strong focus on creating safe spaces where dancers are free to be 100% themselves with zero judgment. Her innovative choreography has received numerous awards, recognition and praise for her artistic vision and creativity.
Beyond her artistic achievements, Miss Kelli is also a youth mental health advocate and a strong advocate for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. She sits on multiple boards that give a voice to these groups, further demonstrating her commitment to giving back and serving her community. In 2016, she received the Citizen Recognition Award and was named one of Fort McMurray’s top 50 under 50 for her work in the community. In 2019, she was named the recipient of the Arts Education Award in Fort McMurray for her continued contributions to the arts community.
As the owner and creative director of MKD the Space, Miss Kelli’s passion, drive, determination, energy, and enthusiasm are undeniable and you can feel it throughout the spaces she creates. She feels beyond privileged to influence and share with the next generation of movers.