Kalise Child

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Kalise Child is a faculty member in the Ballet Division of the Department of Dance at Brigham Young University and the Artistic Director for their Ballet Showcase Company.

Child received her early training from Tatiana Baksheava and Melissa Hayden of the North Carolina School of the Arts. While at NCSA she was chosen to train and perform in Budapest, Hungary. She then went on to receive her BFA in ballet performance with a minor in nutrition, and her MFA in teaching and choreography from the [Utah.edu University of Utah].

Through her career, Child has had the opportunity to work with numerous choreographers from all around the world including; Alonzo King, Thaddeus Davis, Lucas Crandall, Giaconda Barbuto, Robert Moses, etc. She has performed with the Lines Professional Workshop, Northwest Professional Dance Project, Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert, Utah Contemporary Ballet, Utah Opera (Aida), Utah Ballet, and toured in Seoul, Korea.

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