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Kaelah Poulos-Hopkins

Corps de Ballet

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kaelah was born in Washington, D.C. and then raised in Philadelphia, PA. She began dancing at age 6 at Philadelphia Studio Ballet in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. At age 11, she began training at Pennsylvania Ballet (now Philadelphia Ballet) under Arantxa Ochoa and later, Denis Gronostayskiy. Kaelah spent summers training on scholarship at San Francisco Ballet School, Paris Opera Ballet School, Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell, and the School of American Ballet. 

In 2019, she joined the Pre-Professional Division at Miami City Ballet School to again study under Arantxa Ochoa. During her time as an MCB student, Kaelah had the opportunity to perform corps de ballet roles with Miami City Ballet and expand her company experience. Kaelah joined MCB as a corps de ballet member in 2022.

Roles Since Joining MCB

Ricardo Amarante 

George Balanchine
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

George Balanchine/Jerome Robbins

Angel Corella
Swan Lake

John Cranko
Romeo and Juliet

Kenneth MacMillan
Romeo and Juliet 

Alexei Ratmansky
Concerto DSCH
Swan Lake

Durante Verzola
Paganini, in Play