Kelly Hill, Trainee
From: St. Louis, Missouri
Kelly Hill is from St. Louis, Missouri. She began her training at Patzius Performing Arts, a family-owned studio, and has trained there for 15 years. In her teens she attended several summer intensives including St. Louis Ballet (on scholarship), Nashville Ballet, and Louisville Ballet. At 12, Kelly became a member of the studios affiliated pre-professional company, Midwest Ballet Theater. She rose through the ranks and progressed to company principal, dancing roles such as Clara, Snow Queen, and Dewdrop Fairy, as well as many lead roles in company original choreographies. Kelly’s repertoire includes a variety of both classical and contemporary works. Some of her favorites include White Swan variation, Esmeralda Variation, Aurora Vision Variation, Bonjour Brel, and Albinoni Adagio, among others. Kelly has been dancing with Kentucky Ballet Theatre since 2021, where she performed featured rolls such as Spanish Pas de Deux, Chinese Variation, and Columbine Doll Variation from The Nutcracker, Royal Court Pas de Deux from The Little Mermaid, and Glenda from The Wizard of Oz. This is Kelly’s third season with Kentucky Ballet Theatre.