Kali K. Phelps (Belly Dance)
Kaliahna Phelps was born in Atlanta, Georgia. When she was 2 her family moved to Warner Robins and by the age of 3 Kaliahna, better known as Kali, began attending weekly dance classes. As Kali got older she began studying various styles of dance including ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, various forms of Middle Eastern, and ballroom. In 2007 Kali started taking master classes and competing, attending conventions, and participating in summer intensives such as New York City Dance Alliance (NYCDA), Dance Educators of America (DEA), Nuvo, Northwest Florida Ballet, and Atlanta Ballet's Advanced summer intensive to name a few. Through all this training Kali has studied under numerous masters teachers in a verity of styles.
Having attended so many training programs Kali received a well-rounded education in dance that earned her many awards, scholarships and opportunities to dance abroad. While completing all this training, Kali began an in-depth teacher apprenticeship at the young age of 9 where she was trained by highly experienced instructors and received hands-on teaching experience. When Kali was 14, she became a junior instructor and was teaching her own classes with supervision from a mentor. Once her teacher training was complete, she went on to teach at multiple studios and choreograph top-overall-winning competition routines. Kali continues to further her education through certifications and attendance of conventions as she believes a dancer never stops learning.
In total, Kali has received over 8 years of teacher training from several dance educators, has over 12 years of teaching experience, is a Progressing Ballet Technique certified instructor, all with over 20 years of dancing behind her. Her favorite part of teaching is watching her students succeed and helping them use their creativity as an outlet. All while aspiring to not only continue her education as an instructor, but to educate dancers while helping them to develop a passion and respect for the performing arts.