KELLY MOELLER RABE – Company Dancer
Kelly Rabe began her dance training at Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet under the direction of Debra Rogo in Richland, Washington. Kelly earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Arizona School of Dance in 2013. Highlight performances included principal roles in George Balanchine’s Rubies, Allegro Brilliante, The Four Temperaments, and the CHICAGO Suite set by Ann Reinking and Gary Chryst, as well as Arizona Theater Company’s The Great Gatsby and Arizona Opera’s Abduction from the Seraglio. Intensive summer studies include Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, International Ballet School, Ballet Austin, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Alonzo King LINES Ballet. Kelly joined Rochester City Ballet in 2013, and performed works by Jamey Leverett, Timothy Draper, George Balanchine, Jimmy Orrante, David Palmer, Yanis Pikieris, and Mark Diamond. While in Rochester, she spearheaded RCB’s outreach program providing ballet education to students from underrepresented backgrounds through the after-school program Quad A for Kids. In 2020, Kelly and her husband, Ben, became the ballet faculty of Foothills Dance Conservatory as well as Artist in Residence and Choreographer for Foothills Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Seneca, South Carolina. She performed with Ballet Des Moines in their new production of The Nutcracker in 2021. Kelly is delighted to be dancing with Island Moving Company.