Kaylee Spain

Kaylee Spain started dancing at the age of three. She began studying ballet seriously at the age of
eleven with Katie Thieme Martin. She studied with many accomplished ballet instructors throughout her teen
years including: Watmora Casey, Tatyana Mazur, Sherry Moray, Elise Flagg, and Carl Corey. During this same
time, Kaylee won regional and national titles and many scholarships through Kid's Artistic Revue, Dance
Educator's of America and many other competitions. Kaylee also competed at Youth American Grand Prix, and
received high enough scores to attend workshops at American Ballet Theatre and Alivin Ailey. Kaylee also
attended several intensives at The Rock School of Ballet in Pennsylvania and the Joffery Ballet in Chicago.
Kaylee attended college at the University of Iowa and majored in dance. There she studied under professors
such as George De La Pena, and Charlotte Adams. She finished her Bachelor's degree in Dance at the
University of Kansas in May 2017. There she studied ballet under Jerel Hilding, choreography under Jerel
Hilding and Patrick Suzeau, jazz under Willie Lenoir, and Dance for Children under Muriel Cohan.
Kaylee has taught ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, and leaps and turns for six years at several studios in the
Chicago and Kansas City area. She was Ballet Mistress at Adagio School of Performing Arts before leaving for
college. There she established curriculum, ran the ballet program, and choreographed several pieces for
recitals and competitions. Besides dancing and teaching, Kaylee enjoys horseback riding, cooking, baking,
and knitting.