Rhea Keller (Eureka, Illinois) received her formal ballet training at Cornerstone Academy for Performing Arts and Peoria Ballet, both under the direction of Rebekah von Rathonyi.  As a member of Rochester City Ballet from 2012-2014, she performed many roles in The Nutcracker, as well as roles in George Balanchine’s Serenade, Bill Evans’ For Tim: Remembering Beloved Mentors, Jamey Leverett’s Cinderella, CityScapes, and Bravo! Colorado performed on Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out stage.  In 2015, Rhea joined Central Illinois Ballet for it’s inaugural season and since has performed various principal and soloist roles in Dracula, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Beauty and the Beast, and Firebird.  She has enjoyed gaining teaching experience with her alma mater, CAPA, and participating in community outreach. Rhea had the wonderful opportunity to join Bellydance Evolution in their 2016 production of Le Voyage de Scheherazade in Morocco as part of the ballet ensemble.