NYC-based professional dancer, singer, and actor represented by Clear Talent Group
Kelli has returned to New York City after a year on the road with The King and I National Tour as Assistant Dance Captain and Swing! She occasionally gets to visit Siam as a Vacation swing and loves sharing the stage with Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana. Her journey with this show has been a blessing and she is endlessly grateful to Bartlett Sher, Christopher Gattelli, Sari Ketter, Greg Zane, and Telsey+Co!
Adopted from Korea and raised in New Jersey, Kelli started dancing when she was three years old at Center Stage Dance and Theatre School. She participated in regional and national dance competitions, while spending her summers at Ballet Intensives. Kelli earned her BFA in Dance from Fordham University/The Ailey School.
During college, Kelli became involved with JUNTOS Collective, a nonprofit dedicated to intercultural exchange and unity through dance. She toured five times with JUNTOS to lead workshops and perform throughout Mexico and Guatemala. Later, Kelli had the opportunity to perform Rachelle Rak's choreography in Hawaii before she joined Norwegian Cruise Line’s original cast of Legally Blonde: The Musical as Pilar (and Paulette Understudy) onboard the Getaway.
Kelli made her Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning Revival of The King and I at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in Lincoln Center. She shared the stage with Kelli O'Hara, Marin Mazzie, Ruthie Ann Miles, Analisa Leaming, and all four Kings of Siam: Hoon Lee, Ken Watanabe, Jose Llana, and Daniel Dae Kim. Kelli was honored to be a part of the closing company!