Instuctor: Adult Modern
Kelly Wadlegger originally from Massachusetts, is a performer, choreographer and dance educator. She worked from 2012-2015 at the Western Academy Beijing, in P.R. China teaching International Baccalaureate Dance. Kelly holds an MFA in Dance (2009) from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa where she taught ballet and modern as a three-year graduate fellow. Kelly holds a BFA in Dance and Certificate in Arts Management from S.U.N.Y. Purchase College (1992). Kelly has worked internationally having been a guest teacher at the Beijing Modern LDTX Co. training center, and at Mahasarakham University in Thailand. Kelly’s works include "Trapped", "Hold Me", “Ocean Voyage”, “Bridging Waters”, "Confines" and her version of “The Rite of Spring”. She has collaborated with musicians, actors and dancers to explore intercultural relationships and connection to places. She has presented in Beijing at the Green T. House, and directed dance concerts at the Blu Theatre at Western Academy of Beijing; in Honolulu Dances at Mamiya Theatre, the PUJA Annual dance concert at Paliku Theatre, Hawai`i State Art Museum, and “Identities in Motion” an evening of dance theatre work in the Fringe Festival Oahu; and "2700 Seconds" at the Fringe Festival in Bangkok at Patravadi Theatre. Kelly performs hula with Pua I`lima Halau under Kumu Vicky Holt-Takamine; and danced with Tau Dance Theatre under Director Peter Rockford Espiritu. She performed internationally with Tennessee Dance Theatre, Nashville; and with the Company of Performing Artists, Thailand. Kelly's style is a fusion of her experiences in world dance forms, ballet, jazz, modern dance, yoga, and martial arts.