Thursday, August 8, 2013

Altius Staff Member Profile: Kali Anderson

Coach Kali Anderson has been involved with gymnastics most of her life. She started taking classes when she was 6 years old and ended up competing as part of an Altius Compulsory Team from from ages 8 to 14. Heading to college this fall with a plan to become an elementary teacher, Kali is an Altius kindergym and girls coach and is also one of the Xcel Team coaches. She relates that Shawn Johnson is her all-time favorite Olympic gymnast. Kali enjoys teaching balance beam skills the most but the dance skills of floor routines are also an interest since she loves to dance and choreograph dances.

“I love many things involved with singing and performing, like choir, show choir, solo and ensemble and opera,” Kali reports. “As you can imagine, my favorite TV shows are Dancing with the Stars and Smash.” If you offered Kali any food in the world, she’d pick chocolate-covered strawberries! Her pet peeves are people with hoods turned inside out, unsolved math equations and unpointed toes in gymnastics. A sunny day and seeing her family makes her smile. “I love to be around happy people,” Kali adds. She’s still holding onto her childhood dream of one day becoming a professional singer, so it makes sense that Kali’s favorite quote is this one from Walt Disney: “All of our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”

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