Mrs. Keller is a native of Dallas and began her ballet studies at age 6 under the direction of Maria & Marjorie Tallchief and Elaine Comsudi Tate at Dallas Ballet Academy. She then continued her training at Etgen-Atkinson School of Ballet. Summers were spent studying at Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle, WA and The School of American Ballet, the official school for the New York City Ballet. At age 16, she was offered a full scholarship to attend Pacific Northwest Ballet’s year-round program. Upon completion, Mrs. Keller’s professional career began at age 19 as an apprentice with Pennsylvania/Milwaukee Ballet. She later returned to Texas accepting a position with Ft. Worth/Dallas Ballet (aka Texas Ballet Theater) under the direction of Paul Mejia and Suzanne Farrell. Her career included tours of Japan, Taiwan, New York, Chicago, the Kennedy Center, and various cities throughout Texas performing with the acclaimed country music group, The Dixie Chicks.
Mrs. Keller has been training students in the art of ballet for 24yrs to an array of levels including pre-professionals, pre-pointe, pointe technique, and recreational ballet. She recently returned to Dallas after living in Austin for several years and now resides in Lakewood with her husband and two daughters.
“I’m beyond excited to be a part of this organization that embraces both music and the performing arts. There’s truly something for everyone here! The pre-professional ballet day program at DAMPA is unique in the sense that it offers students from all around DFW an extension to their current training at their respective studio’s. We work with students and their directors to enhance improvement in a personalized fashion.”