SJVS Monthly Virtual Family Spotlight
Kali Brook Lee has been a full time student of St. Johns Virtual School since her 8th grade year. In the fall of 2016 she will be entering as a Junior. While technically she will have enough credits to graduate a year early in the spring of 2017, she will continue to take dual enrollment classes in an effort to meet her goal of graduating from High School with her AS in Business Administration.
Kali has been a successful student maintaining A 4.0 GPA. Her character and work ethic have afforded her the opportunity to participate in the NJHS in elementary and middle school, and she now serves as the Historian for the St. Johns Virtual School Chapter of the National Honor Society.
From a very early age Kali has had an altruistic heart. At the tender age of 6 she planned and hosted a lemon aid stand during a family garage sale to raise money for the Humane Society. Her spirit remains generous today and while she has limited time to volunteer due to her academic and dance commitments you will often find her encouraging a co-worker, dance partner, fellow student, or peer.
Kali is a self motivated student and began taking math classes through FLVS during her 4th grade year to meet the needs of advanced placement. She enjoys the virtual platform as it affords her the opportunity to be challenged academically while also allowing her the flexible schedule to focus on her true passion- Dance!
Kali has been a dancer since she can remember. Her true love is ballet. In a typical week Kali will enjoy training and rehearsing an average of 25 to 30 hours. She has enjoyed many roles during her 7 years performing in the winter and spring productions of the St. Augustine Ballet. She finds each role, lead and corps alike, to be as rewarding as the next. While performing, it’s not uncommon to find Kali whispering supporting sentiments on stage to encourage and uplift fellow dancers. This inclination to support others is among one of her greatest attributes.
Kali has had the distinct pleasure of dancing alongside Principals from world renowned companies such as The English National Ballet and The Royal Ballet. In the spring of 2016 she had in a small role in Canada Ballet Jorgen’s production of Sleeping Beauty preformed locally.
In the summer of 2016 Kali trained in NYC for four weeks with the Open World Dance Foundation. During this time she trained alongside ABT Principal Dancer Misty Copeland as Misty trained and prepared for her role in the Fall OWDF production of “Cinderella”.
Kali is a determined and hard working individual. In an effort to help offset her training expenses she works a part time job when she’s not dancing or taking classes. It is her desire is to finish her college degree and graduate high school simultaneously and begin looking for opportunities to dance professionally. She will look to potentially reenter college to secure a degree in finance at a later date.