Kelly Anderson Dance Theatre

Kelly Anderson (Chicago, IL) is the artistic director of Kelly Anderson Dance Theatre based in Chicago. Prior to her arrival from NYC in the fall of 2012, Kelly created the evening-length concert, This is how we disappear and The Little Things with Portland-based company bobbevy. Kelly has created two solo shows with The Danceworks Performance Company (Milwaukee, WI), Vaudeville and The Bra Project. Her most notable independently produced works include an original dance/theatre/opera collaboration, 26, with Milwaukee Opera Theatre, choreography for Gal Friday Film's Missed Connections, Red Knife Lottery's music video Junkie Jazz, the creation of The Mondo Lucha Dancers for The Mondo Lucha Variety Show, two collaborative evening-lengths, Vacant and Bad Meat, choreography for A Wrinkle in Time with actor/director Mark Metcalf, and First Stage's production of Peter Pan. Kelly has also performed and co-produced five Variety Show’s in Milwaukee (2002-2007), two in Portland, OR (2007 & 2008), and has produced them independently since 2010. Her work has been performed in The Minnesota Fringe Festival and her commissioned work, Shower, was presented at The Puffin Room in NYC.

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