Amelia Unsicker Logan
Amelia Unsicker Logan, a Portland native, holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of California, Irvine and a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Dance from the University of Oregon. A certified Pilates instructor, she teaches both Pilates and dance throughout the Portland Metro Area. Amelia trained at the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre and later danced as a soloist with Ballet Fantastique and the Agniezska Laska Dancers, where she performed The Rite of Spring in Portland, Chicago and throughout Poland. Amelia has danced professionally for many local artists such as Carlyn Hudson, Jennifer Camp, Jamuna Chiarini, and Emily Schultz. In California, she had the opportunity to work with choreographers such as Lisa Naugle, Gunta Liepina-Miller, and Jess Harper. Through live performance, dance film and her published thesis, Amelia's research at UC Irvine addressed how dance can communicate issues with climate change. Amelia has presented her choreography at festivals and showcases across the West Coast. Her choreography is a captivating display of carefully orchestrated movement. She strives to create movement that comes from a place of authenticity for herself and her dancers. As an educator, Amelia teaches dynamic and creative classes that challenge dancers to find their own artistic voice. Amelia currently teaches ballet, contemporary dance, and Pilates at Classical Ballet Academy, Fired-Up Dance Academy, and Oregon Ballet Theatre School.
Kelly Koltiska is a freelance teacher, dancer and choreographer based in Portland, Oregon. She grew up on a farm in Wyoming, dancing in a small town studio, and moved on to receive her B.F.A. in Dance from The University of Montana. Kelly has performed locally with Top Shake Dance, Muffie Delgado Connelly, and compositional improvisation with Ruth Nelson. She has studied with Doug Varone and Dancers, Bebe Miller and Sarah Gamblin. As a choreographer, she creates personal and authentic storytelling through athletic movement and nuanced gestures. In 2018, Kelly founded bALLet, ballet classes focusing on accessibility, affordability, and cultivating community and body positivity. She is excited to bring bALLet all to the schedule at PDC. She currently teaches at Multnomah Athletic Club and through Portland Parks and Recreation and is a certified The Ellové Technique® instructor. As an instructor, she inspires you to trust your body’s knowledge and find movement options that fit your individual needs. She will motivate you to find joy and silliness during class. During the pandemic, you may find Kelly camping by herself in the woods singing Tracy Chapman to the coyotes, painting, or dancing in her living room.