Kaylee Tolle is a second grade teacher at Prescott Elementary School. She is a 2017 graduate of The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and originally from Milford, Nebraska. Kaylee started dancing at age three and studied in Lincoln for 15 years, dancing competitively for three of those years. She has studied ballet, pointe, jazz, hip hop, musical theater, lyrical, modern, contemporary, and tap. Kaylee was a company dancer in Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company’s (LMBC) 2009 and 2010 production of The Nutcracker at the Lied Center, and also danced in LMBC’s production of Snow White in 2010. In high school, Kaylee held lead rolls in the musicals Beauty and the Beast, Seussical, Grease, and In the Heights. She also competed in One Act Play Productions all four years in high school, and was named Class B Outstanding Actress in 2013. Kaylee was also on Milford High School’s dance team for four years, and was captain for two of those years. Outside of high school, Kaylee has performed in a total of eight Pinewood Bowl productions with her first show being Footloose in 2009. In 2012, Kaylee was the Dance Captain for Pinewood’s production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Her two favorite shows out at the ‘The Bowl’ were Hairspray in 2013 and 42nd Street in 2015. Her most favorite venue she has ever performed in has been under the stars at Lincoln’s Pinewood Bowl.
At age 15, Kaylee started teaching dance in her hometown of Milford, Nebraska, and was the studio’s Assistant Director. Prior to Kaylee’s presence, the studio only offered clogging and pom classes. With Kaylee’s help, the studio now offers ballet, pointe, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, and musical theater as well. She also headed up their competition team for two of her six years there. Kaylee also taught dance in Lincoln in 2013 and 2014. Kaylee has choreographed for Milford High School’s show choir and musical between 2013 and 2018. In 2015, Kaylee coached and choreographed for the Milford High School Dance team. In April of 2015, Kaylee became a certified Jazzercise Instructor and currently teaches fitness dance classes at the Jazzercise Lincoln North Center.
According to Kaylee, she would not be who or where she is today without all that her family has done for her. Kaylee considers herself a crazy cat lady and could not be more ecstatic to be teaching at Piccoli Dance Theatre for her former dance teacher, Miss Courtney. She extends many thanks to Miss Courtney for helping her discover her passion in dance.