Kessia Andersen began training at Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy at the age of seven. She has performed leading roles in student showcase performances of “The Nutcracker Suite” as the Snow Queen and most recently Alice and the Queen of Hearts in Rolando Yanes’ “Alice in Wonderland”. Kessia has attended Milwaukee Ballet’s Summer Intensive program for several years and has received scholarship offers from San Francisco Ballet, The Rock School and Miami City Ballet, where she will attend the 2014 summer intensive program. In the 2014 Youth American Grand Prix Semi-Finals, Kessia placed in the top 12 in the junior classical division and received 2nd place in the junior contemporary division.
Kessia has danced on stage with Milwaukee Ballet Company as a member of the children’s cast in Artistic Director Michael Pink’s productions of “The Nutcracker”, “The Sleeping Beauty”, “Cinderella” and “Peter Pan” as well as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Bruce Wells. Kessia also had the privilege of performing in the corps de ballet of Michael Pink’s “Swan Lake” in 2013 at the young age of 13.
In the years to come, Kessia plans to touch the hearts and souls of people in her community and beyond with her gift of movement. Whether as a dancer, teacher, choreographer or director she is determined to passionately spread her love for the art of dance.