Joined Ballet West II: 2022

Kaeli Ware is from Alexandria, Virginia.  She joined the Ballet West Academy as a trainee in 2020 and joined Ballet West II in 2022.  Kaeli began dancing at the age of two.  She received training in all styles of dance under the direction of Troy D. Brown, Kimberly Rishi, and her mother, Gloria Hampton. At nine years old, she was the youngest student accepted into the pre-professional program at the ABT JKO School.  Kaeli also trained at the Kirov Academy of Ballet and graduated from The Rock School for Dance Education, where she received the Grand Prix Award at Youth America Grand Prix.  Kaeli has performed with the Ballet West corps de ballet in Christensen’s The Nutcracker and danced principal roles in the Academy’s productions of Balanchine’s Western Symphony and Divertimento #15. She also choreographed for the Ballet West Academy Choreographic Workshop.

Follow Kaeli on Instagram @kaeliashtonware.