Kalle Paavola Miller received her early training, in Michigan, with the Paavola School of Dance and performed with Young People’s Ballet Theatre, doing lead roles such as Mary Lennox in Dale Brannon’s Secret Garden, Swanhilda from Coppelia and Aurora from Sleeping Beauty. She attended many excellent summer programs including the Joffrey Ballet Summer Workshop, the Pacific Northwest Ballet Summer Program and the Chautauqua Institution Summer Ballet Program. After high school, Kalle went on to dance with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Graduate Training Program for one year while performing with the company and subsequently became a company member. While there, she worked with notable teachers and choreographers including Terrence Orr, Marianna Tcherkassky, Roberto Munoz, Derek Deane, Dwight Roden, Kevin O’Day, Lynne Taylor Corbett, Jiabin Pan, and Alan Obuzor. Since her retirement from professional dancing, Kalle has taught at Cary Ballet Conservatory, Destiny Dance Institute, and International Ballet Academy. She lives in Fuquay Varina with her husband and three young children.