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Kelli Gautreau began her training at age five in ballet, jazz, tap, and gymnastics at her mother’s dance studio (The Broadway Dance Academy www.dancingforjoy.com) in Ontario, Canada. With a growing love for the performing arts, she continued her studies at Brigham Young University where she received a BFA in Music Dance Theatre and later became a faculty member of the jazz division at the University. Kelli is certified under the British Association of Teachers of Dancing and has taught dance/theatre workshops through out North and Central America. In the summer of 2007, Kelli traveled to San Pedro Sula, Honduras to teach dance to orphaned/less fortunate children. Kelli is also the founder of a children’s theatre organization in Canada, The Groove Train Performing Company. Upon completing her BFA, Kelli moved to the Big Apple to further her career in the arts. Kelli is a proud member of Actors Equity and is an annual performer in Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids benefit, Broadway Backwards. Some of Kelli’s favorite performing credits include: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Broadway tour), High School Musical (North Shore Music Theatre) and The bergenPAC Annual Spring Gala, opening for Tony Bennett, Chaka Khan and Paul Anka. Kelli’s favorite film credits include: Cyndi Lauper’s music video, Into The Night Life, and BARED (featured dancer in the new Broadway Bares Documentary). Kelli not only enjoys performing but also has a passion for creating. Kelli is an accomplished choreographer and has won many awards for her work in musicals, music videos, film, dance competitions and theme park shows. Kelli enjoys life and owes her success to the never-ending support of her family. Love to Mom, Dad, Robyn, Jeremy, Trenten, Tysen and Nixen.

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