Meet Kelli Marie Griffin

Kelli Griffin is a Kenosha native, who has been trained in many styles of dance since the age of three. A graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Kelli received a degree in Modern Dance and a minor in Child, Youth, and Family Studies, along with working an internship with the Ruth Davudson Hahn and Company’s Dance for Pd class, her last two years of college. Throughout her time in Nebraska she took many master classes with ABT, Streb, Suzanne Farrell Ballet Company, and many more.

Kelli is currently the Bradford Dance Program’s main teacher and director of their annual dance performance each March. The show usually consists of 11 pieces of choreography of her own, student work and guest artists work for the Milwaukee area. Kelli also has created the Adaptive Dance Program at Bradford that allows students in their special education department to come and take dance a few times a week on an inclusive environment. She also has been coaching the high school dance team at Bradford, and three years at Tremper High School prior to her time at Bradford. She also has experience in Musical Theatre choreography, with being the choreographer for Quilters (Bradford High School, 2020), School House Rock Live! (KYPAC 2022), The Wizard of Oz (The Rhode Center of the Arts 2023), and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (KYPAC 2023).


University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Major:Dance Minor: Child, Youth and Family Services

Share your favorite show / play / production and why!

Any of the dance shows at Bradford High School! It is amazing, because you have some students who have never danced a day in there life when they come into my classroom in September and by March they are put in stage and have so much confidence and they put on an amazing show!

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