Kellis McSparrin Oldenburg (Dancer/Assistant Rehearsal Director) is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher from Clinton, Mississippi. In 2010, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance from the University of Southern Mississippi. Following her undergraduate studies, she moved to New York City to pursue her master’s degree in dance at New York University, graduating from Tisch School of the Arts with an MFA in 2012. Kellis is a former instructor of dance at Belhaven University in Jackson, MS, and she is currently an adjunct guest artist in the dance department at her Alma Mater, USM, in Hattiesburg, MS. She specializes in ballet, contemporary, jazz and musical theatre techniques, and she has also orchestrated a freelance choreography business for the past ten years. She is a certified Mind Body Dancer Yoga instructor, she teaches various corporate, group and private Vinyasa yoga classes. Kellis and her husband, Kirk, currently live in New Orleans, where she is in her third season as a dancer with the Marigny Opera Ballet.