Kierra Kelp was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she began her dance training at the age of 5. She attended and graduated from Las Vegas Academy of the Arts in 2016. Later that year she began her pre-professional dance education under the direction of Artemis Gordon at Arts Umbrella. While attending she has had the opportunity to perform works by Crystal Pite, Sharon Eyal and Mats Ek. Kierra was also able to work with outstanding artists including Emanuel Gat, Lesley Telford, Fernando Hernando Magadan, Tom Weinberger, Wen Wei Wang and more. June 2017, Kierra toured Europe with the Arts Umbrella Senior Company where she performed Chorus by Lesley Telford in the Netherlands Dans Theater’s/Korzo’s Shortcuts XL’17. She also performed with Ballet BC in the 2018 Program 2 of Romeo + Juliet by Medhi Walerski. Kierra is overjoyed for the privilege to join Ballet BC as an Emerging Artist for the 2019/20 season.