As a graduate of the College of Wooster with a BA in Dance and Black Studies, Kellee has studied in New York City and Yaoundé, Cameroon. Though worlds apart, she immersed herself in both city’s eclectic dance and arts communities. In 2006, she premiered Singularly Women/Collectively Woman, an evening length concert exclusively of her work as a part of her Independent Study thesis, focused on the mask dances of the African ethnic groups the Yoruba, Voltaic, and Mende.
Kellee joined Dance/USA in the fall of 2008 as the organization’s Office Manager and Board Liaison. She was promoted to Director of Member Services in the spring of 2009, maintaining her work as Board Liaison.
Kellee was appointed to the Board of Directors of Audience Architects (IL) in July 2014 and is Chair of its Governance Committee. Kellee also serves on the Advisory Council of Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA) (national), and is a former member of Dance Exchange's (MD) Board of Directors. Additionally, Kellee has interned at Jacob’s Pillow (MA), Bates Dance Festival (ME), and Movement Research (NY).
She has also served as a grants panelist for the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (MD) as well as the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (IL).
She is a 2014 graduate of the American Express Leadership Academy.
Kellee currently resides in Chicago, IL with her husband and their children.
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