Kelli L. Wray is an interpretive dancer who enjoys sharing her passion for the arts with others.
Kelli Wray`s passion for the arts and for dance flourished while living in Ottawa. She spent two summers working in Ottawa`s City Market as a street performer sharing Interpretive Dance with others. Her journey took her to Halifax where she further developed her artistry studying African and Modern Dance, to the fluid motions of yoga and tai chi, gaining a sense of her own unique style of interpretive movement . This journey has lead a street performer to the stage with collaborations alongside talented musicians , writers and other dancing bodies, as well as the pleasure of receiving guidance and growth through wonderful mentorships. She has performed Interpretive Dance in great productions at some amazing venues from Harbour Station to the New Brunswick Museum, to the Imperial Theatre and the Saint John Arts Centre to the BMO Theatre.
Since 2006, Kelli has been facilitating Release To The Beat Movement workshops at St Andrews St Davids Uptown on Germain Street, inviting others to enjoy the freedom of their own dance. Held Saturday mornings, ¨Meditation IN Movement¨ is an hour long session for everyBODY. A barefoot, soulful and playful experience allowing the rhythms of the music to be your guide, letting go and releasing to the beats! Drop-in to an upcoming session, getting fit and having fun, connecting with self and to the dancer living within each of us.
Kelli continues to share her craft and evolve her artistry for interpretive dance. She enjoys very much the creative process of layering movements with motion. Since moving to Saint John, Kelli has also taken part in multicultural festivals including AfroCarib Night at UNBSJ and Culture Days at the Saint John Art Centre, Harvesting The Arts Festival, celebrations of Black History Month to performing in the annual Saint John Contemporary Dance Festival hosted by Connection Dance Works. Kelli also enjoys offering movement sessions for women`s retreats and uplifting women in need with music and movement, bringing and sharing dance in the community.