Kaela Ku grew up in Tokyo, Japan, and Weston, Florida. Kaela started dancing in Florida when she was 7 years old and has trained with many ballet studios in Tokyo. She was invited to study at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow after attending their summer intensive held in New York City and spent 2 years there. During her years in training, she has also attended summer programs at Dortmund Ballet in Germany, Boston Ballet, and Joffrey Ballet. She joined Cleveland Ballet in 2018 as an Apprentice and became a company member in 2019.
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