Meet Our DelMonico Dance Staff

Kim DelMonico
Artistic Director / Owner / Choreographer
Kim began her dance training in Minnesota and upon graduating high school, she moved to Las Vegas where she danced in numerous industrial’s and shows such as “Legends in Concert” for Onstage Productions and “Bevertainers” for Dick Foster Productions at the Rio Resort and Casino.

Upon her return to the Midwest Kim became a Minnesota Vikings Cheerleader and in 2004 took the title of “MVC Best Dancer”. She has performed with the former Minneapolis based, Imagine Dance Company in “Broken” and with Hey Sugar Productions in various hair shows for Rocco Altobelli Salons. Kim was also a featured dancer in the celebrity impersonator show “Mythology”. Kim teaches competitive and recreational level dancers and also has done free-lance choreography for professional dance teams including the Minnesota Timberwolves. Most recently Kim was a judge for the final auditions of the 2015 Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders. Kim also judges for various regional and national dance competitions throughout the United States for Legacy Dance Championships and Starz Dance Competition.

In 2016 Kim judged for Copa Cuam Dance, Cheer, and Pom competition in Mexico and was also asked to be a judge in February 2016 for the Arthur Murray Dance Studio charity event “Dancing with the Twin Cities Celebrities”. Kim’s choreography and students have won many top scoring awards and achievements at competitions at both the regional and national level! While the accolades her dancers receive are rewarding to her, the true gift comes from seeing her students develop as artists and performers more and more each year.

Bella Amerigo
Dance Instructor / Choreographer
Bella has been dancing for over 15 years, including competition studio and performance dance. She has also been a choreographer since the age of 12. Bella’s choreography has always caught the judges eye. Personally and with her students she has received numerous standout awards, judges awards, title awards, and choreography awards for her work at regional and national dance competitions. Bella and her dancers have received many scholarships to attend more workshops and conventions to keep growing as dancers.

Bella continues her dance education by frequently attending workshops to train with the industry’s best from JUMP, New York City Dance Alliance, West Coast Dance Explosion & Hollywood Vibe. She has learned from the most talented in the industry. One of her main inspirations is Joe Lanteri. Bella always leaves these conventions feeling inspired. She brings what she learns to share with her students at DelMonico.

Bella may be a young choreographer, but she certainly isn’t “green” by industry standards. Kim DelMonico first met Bella at a national dance competition seven years ago in which she won with a duet she choreographed for herself and her little sister Angelina. Bella brings to us a unique style that is very student centered. She has a beautiful gift to emphasize the dancer’s strengths and a vision to help dancer’s grow and succeed. Bella loves teaching and working with kids. Dance is her passion and we are so proud to have her at DelMonico.

Kelly Nichols
Dance Instructor / Choreographer
Kelly Nichols is a native to North St. Paul, MN and started her first 12 years of dance training at Larkin Dance Studio. Throughout her dance training there she received many national awards and scholarships.

Growing up, Kelly was known for her love and energy that she brought to the stage, specializing in tap, jazz, and musical theater. Kelly’s performance experiences include Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls, The Pajama Game, Anything Goes, CBA La Crosse Bobcats, Ten Foot Five, Superbowl XXVI Halftime Show, Tostitos commercial, numerous fashion shows, and print work for Leo’s Dancewear. Kelly graduated from UW-La Crosse with a B.S. degree in Exercise and Sport Science with a minor in Business. She has been a full time personal trainer and Spinning instructor since 2001 at The Minneapolis Club, training the “who’s who” of the Twin Cities. She continually takes medically based classes specializing in PT, orthopedic injuries and surgeries, exercise physiology, bio-mechanics, Postural Restoration (PRI), and Functional Movement Screening (FMS) with local and nationally known doctors, surgeons and physical therapists. She likes to consider herself a “Movement Specialist.”

Currently, Kelly has been choreographing and teaching dance since 1998, giving her 37 years of combined experience with dance and exercise physiology. She has won numerous choreography awards and has enjoyed combining her passion for dance with her educational background, bringing a special enthusiasm to her teaching style.

Kelly can be found at DMD either teaching a masters class or choreographing a future award winning competition routine.

Hassan Ingraham
Dance Instructor / Choreographer
Hassan Ingraham, born and raised in Miami, FL, first discovered dance while attending the inner city Charles R. Drew Middle School. After coming to terms with his passion for dance, Ingraham was then accepted into New World School of the Arts where he had the opportunity to further his training while at the same time obtain his diploma. At this point Ingraham knew his future would involve the performing arts therefore was then accepted to the prestigious The Juilliard School where he received his BFA in dance. From there, he traveled to various places throughout the world performing,and working with different virtuosos such as Dwight Rhoden, artistic director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Robert Battle, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Gregory Dolhbashian, just to name a few.

In Ingraham’s spare time he can be found teaching which is another passion of his. He has taught national and internationally. Most recently, he and a fellow group artist traveled to Gabarone, Botswana to participate in a culture exchange program where he led a three week intensive. Today, Ingraham is now based in Minnesota dancing with the TUdance company led by Alvin Ailey veterans Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands as well as teaching at the DelMonico Dance as the modern-contemporary and ballet instructor.

Hannah Benditt
Dance Instructor
Hannah graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance earning her BFA in Dance Performance with a dual emphasis in Ballet and Modern. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Hannah began formal training at the Minnesota Dance Theatre School (formerly Ballet Arts Minnesota). Hannah also received training from American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Washington Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Milwaukee Ballet summer intensives.

Upon graduating college in 2012, Hannah moved to St. Louis, MO to dance professionally. Hannah has performed with Consuming Kinetics Dance Company, is a former company member with Common Thread Contemporary Dance Company, was a guest dancer with the Kansas City Ballet, and continues freelance work throughout the Midwest. Hannah recently moved back to the Twin Cities to begin work as an artist with the Saint Paul Ballet for their 2015-16 season. Over her career Hannah has enjoyed performing works by George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Antony Tudor, Jessica Lang, Uri Sands and more.

While pursuing her dance career, Hannah has worked as a dance teacher and choreographer in the St. Louis, MO area and is excited to continue teaching in the Twin Cities at DelMonico Dance where she began her dance training.

Kelsey Sullivan
Dance Instructor / Choreographer
Bio coming soon!

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651.493.7897

650 Commerce Dr. Ste. 100 Woodbury, MN 55125

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