Stacy Joy Keller began her ballet training at the Classical Ballet Center of Tampa with Haydee Gutierrez. She studied ballet with the San Francisco Ballet, School of American Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Oregon Ballet Theatre and Point Park University. Ms. Keller received the Ruth Eckerd Hall Youth’s scholarship award, presented by David Parsons. In August 1999, Ms. Keller joined The Joffrey Ballet, retiring in June 2011. As a member of The Joffrey Ballet, she has enjoyed performing in many ballets including Clara in The Nutcracker, Chorito in Joffrey’s Pas Des Deesses, the fast pas de deux in Arpino’s Suite Saint Saëns, the Debutante in Offenbach in the Underworld and the American Girl in Parade. Her other repertoire includes Liang’s Age of Innocence, Birthday Variations, The Clowns, Wheeldon’s Carousel, Paul Taylor’s Cloven Kingdom, Confetti, Italian Suite, L’Apres Midi D’Un Faune, Laurencia Pas d’Action, and many more. Ms. Keller also appeared in Robert Altman’s 2003 film The Company. She has also instructed and choreographed for Joffrey’s Outreach Program, Dancenter North, North Shore School of Dance, Dance Center of Evanston, Chicago Ballet Arts and has been a master instructor/choreographer for Chicago National Association of Dance Masters since 2008.