Kalie is originally from Victoria, BC and she has been dancing since the age of 8. She has her BA in Dance from The School of Alberta Ballet/University of Calgary and since graduation has spent her time performing all over the country. Her favourite theatre credits include: Dance Captain, Spamalot -Stagewest Calgary, Tantomile (u/s Victoria, Bombularina, Demeter,) CATS -Panasonic Theatre, White Christmas -Manitoba Theatre Centre, Dirty Rotten Scoundrals -Theatre Calgary, Beauty and the Beast x2, Theatre Calgary and Citadel/Theatre Calgary co-pro. Her favourite film/tv credits include: Season 1 and 2 of The Strain (F/X,) Ghost Annie in Pay The Ghost (starring Nicholas Cage; out this year, Voltage Pictures,) A Cowboy for Christmas (Hallmark/CTV,) Bang Bang Baby (TIFF,) Tiny Dancer (White Pine Pictures,) The Ron James Show (CBC,) Nikita (CW/Warner Brow.)
Kalie has also had the chance to dance in many company works having spent one season with La Caravan Dance Theatre in Calgary, performing original works such as In Proximity and The Corridor, and one season with Ballet Espressivo in Toronto performing in Don Quixote, Uprising and Forbidden Fruit and Rotten Apples. She has been lucky enough to tour much of the world dancing and as a featured aerial artist for Jean Anne Ryan Productions onboard Silverseas Cruise Lines, and also had the opportunity to dance her way across Poland with 17 other Canadian dancers from U of C representing W&M Physical Theatre.
In addition to performing, Kalie is a sought-after adjudicator and teacher and has worked from Vancouver Island to Quebec spreading her love and passion for dance. She has been on staff at Metro Movement for 8 years and is honoured to make the move, with her husband Phil Nero, to owner. Kalie is enthusiastic about everyone’s ability to dance. Whether you are a professional dancer or a very beginner, she is confident that there is something to learn, experience and a sense of community that will keep you coming back to Metro Movement. There is a palpable energy in the building that is the result of a rich history, carefully selected staff and a communal desire to create, move, live a healthy lifestyle and form amazing friendships. The time has come to raise the bar and see how far we can go as Canadian artists! Kalie is looking forward to getting to know you and sharing her passion with you!