Jayde Kief

Dancer, Artist, Teacher

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I am Jayde Kief, Actor and Dancer/Choreographer, currently in Chicago, IL.

I like to light up every room I walk into with a smile, am unafraid to laugh at myself, and work with a serious sort of authenticity.

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Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, I moved to Los Angeles, CA at 15 years old, pursuing a career in dance and film.  There, I graduated from CHAMPS Charter High School of Multimedia and Arts, next studying Dance Teaching at Glendale College.

Heavily involved with The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts, I participated multiple times in their Art of Choreography project, and was a founding member of their first resident acting troupe, The Wallis Studio Ensemble (Madeleine Dahm).

As of Spring of 2019, I relocated to Chicago, to begin work on more personal projects.  I currently teach Ballet, Graham, Modern, Contemporary, and Tap dance at A Fairytale Ballet Chicago, and Volta Performing Arts on Milwaukee ave.  I am proud to announce it will be my second year as Rehearsal Mistress and Co-Director of A Fairytale Ballet’s Nutcracker.