Kaela Norwood is a dancer, choreographer, and instructor based out of Chicago, IL. She is graduate from Northern Illinois University with a BFA in Dance Performance. She began dancing at a very young age and by adolescence was performing with youth companies all throughout the Chicagoland area at Leo's Fashion Shows, Taste of Chicago and many other venues. In high school she continued her training in dance as well as was member of her high school poms team and Orchesis.
Most recently she has danced for Carnival Cruise Lines. Prior to she spent three seasons with Winifred Haun & Dancers, a season with Simantikos Dance Chicago, and Meraki Dance Company where she also set two works on the company. Before then she was apart of the scholarship program at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Attending many intensives, and trainee programs Kaela studied styles like ballet, modern, contemporary and jazz intensely from amazing dance professionals like Claire Bataille, Kristina Fluty, Autumn Eckman, Robert Mckee and many more. Kaela has set works for Oak Park and River Forest High School, Kennedy King College, Meraki Dance Company, Jello: Performance Series, several beauty pageants, galas, and an abundance of local dance studios and competitive students.
Besides performing and choreographing, she continues to teach at many studios and schools throughout the city and suburbs. Kaela possesses a strong love for teaching and choreographing, she feels grateful to share her passion with others. Kaela is currently a judge with Precision Arts Challenge, a show director with Spotlight Dance Cup, and excited to begin her first season with Project Bound Dance.