Kelle is a life long Madisonian. At the age of 5, she told her mother she was going to be a crossing guard during the day and a professional ballet dancer at night. While neither aspiration came completely true, dance has always been a part of her life. She studied with Bess and Tibor Zana, and Vivian Tomlinson locally, and at the Milwaukee Ballet, the Atlanta Ballet, and the Dayton Ballet.
She was the owner of The Madison School of Ballet while finishing her degree in Dance Education at the UW-Madison. Kelle has been at West High School for 18 years teaching dance, advisory team, and reading and has choreographed musicals for 10 years. She has either performed in or assisted in Nutcracker for almost 35 years.