Photos & Testimonials




“At first, I was not sure I could get back into ballet since I am in my forties and haven’t taken a dance class since I was sixteen. Fortunately, Kelli is sensitive to the adult dancer’s needs and body type. I look forward to attending adult ballet every week because the courses at RED focus on technique and movement. I feel much more healthy and energetic since enrolling in ballet at Red Dance Center.” ~ Mahli (Cuyahoga Falls)

“Since studying with Kelli, my daughter’s grades have never been higher. The perseverance that is taught in her studio – the lesson that doing something right may take ten tries or a hundred tries – has spilled over into my daughter’s academics. She has gone from a straight C student to the honor roll every semester since she has been enrolled at RED. She has also found a place of acceptance. When a child struggles at school and has an artistic soul, it is not uncommon for that child to feel out of place at school…Dance is important for her well-being.” ~ Shauna, parent of Rosalynn (age 12) (Stow)

“I’ve been studying modern dance with Kelli Sanford for the last year and, as a dancer working in both ballet and modern, I feel her classes are very valuable to my training. Kelli is a dancer’s dancer… she can spot your weaknesses and help you correct them from the inside out, using strong images that you will remember. Kelli’s knowledge of the Graham-based technique makes her adult modern classes a place where dancers will want to learn and improve. Her work ethic will fuel your energy; her passion for dance will inspire your artistry. I always leave Kelli’s class thinking about what I can do better next time.” ~ Elaine (South Euclid)