Kali Kleiman is from Dallas, Texas. She studied at The Dallas Conservatory and School of American Ballet. She attended summer courses at The Rock School, Houston Ballet, School of American Ballet, Ellison Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. She joined Houston Ballet as an Apprentice in 2022, and Pacific Northwest Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2023.
At Houston, Kali performed in George Balanchine’s Jewels, Cathy Martson’s Summer and Smoke, Trey McIntyre’s Peter Pan, and Stanton Welch’s The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, and Swan Lake. She made her PNB debut in Jiří Kylián’s Sechs Tänze.
As a student, Kali performed in Balanchine’s Four Temperaments, Raymond Variations, Scherzo à La Russe, Symphony in C, Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux, and Valse Fantasie. She originated a role in Giana Reisen’s Signs.