Kellye Gordon-Saunders

Dance Theatre of Harlem
Ballethnic Dance Company: Guest Artist
Maryland Ballet: Guest Artist

Kellye Gordon-Saunders began her ballet training at the Jones-Haywood School of Ballet in Washington DC, after which she went to Cannes, France, and spent two years at the Centre de Danse International, a dance school founded by Rosella Hightower. Upon Gordon-Saunders’ return to the United States, she was invited to join the Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH), where she was a principal dancer. At DTH, Ms. Gordon was featured in the Four Temperaments, Serenade, Dialogues, and danced the title role in Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite and DTH’s Creole Giselle. Ms. Gordon has also performed with Ballethnic Dance Company, the Maryland Ballet, and in the Broadway production of The Red Shoes.

Sources:

Kellye Gordon-Saunders, The Kennedy Center (page no longer active)

See also:

Harlem Troupe Makes Balanchine its Own, The New York Times
Dance in Review, The New York Times
Dance Theatre of Harlem revels in energy, Post Gazette News
‘Firebird’ Rises to Top of Uneven Program, Los Angeles Times
DANCE, The Washington Post
Thriving ‘Spirit,’ The Washington Post

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