Kellie St. Pierre

MFA Candidate

Kellie St. Pierre is a performer, choreographer, and teaching artist originally from Bakersfield, California. Kellie graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a B.F.A. in Dance Performance, a minor in Business Management, and a minor in Civic and Community Engagement. During her years in college, Kellie had the privilege to dance for Donald McKayle in his Étude Ensemble. Professionally, Kellie performed with DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion for five years, touring nationally and internationally, choreographing within current work and new creative projects, and teaching several residencies across the nation. Also with the company, she competed on America’s Got Talent, Season 12. She is a recipient of the Regional Dance America Pacific Monticello Emerging Choreographer Award, has attended the National Choreographers Initiative program under the mentorship of Ronald K Brown and Arcell Cabuag, and since has been an invited guest artist to several universities with the opportunity to set original work, as well as re-create DIAVOLO repertory. Her most recent visits include Bakersfield City Ballet, University of California, Los Angeles and University of Central Oklahoma. Kellie regularly teaches yoga-including horse yoga-as well as injury prevention and conditioning for dancers through Sugarfoot Therapy. She has been helping instill pre-hab practices at AMDA Performing Arts College, Debbie Reynolds Scholarship Program, MOTI Physiotherapy, Open Doors Dance Festival, and University of Utah’s School of Dance. As an advocate for dancer health and wellness, she strongly believes that we can heal ourselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually through movement and human connection.

Kellie is currently an MFA candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Modern Dance program at the University of Utah, also pursuing a certificate in Screendance and IMS.

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