Kelli Erdmann, a famous celebrity who started in Tiktok as Happy Kelli, is also a dancer, choreographer, and actress who appeared in numerous TV series, movies, and commercials. She made some big-name through her ‘Sticker Cutout’ and mixed dance clips across many social media platforms. One of her viral videos was with dance choreographer Todrick Hall and jumping down a flight of steps with RuPaul Drag Race star.
, a professional videographer, helped Kelli kick start this popular dance trend, “Sticker Cutouts.” Kelli Erdman rose to fame during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis by sharing some lighthearted dancing videos.
Happy Kelli Early Life
Kelli Erdmann was born on the 8th of April 1992 in Marysville, Washington, USA. She is now 30 years old. There’s not much information about her family, but Kelli carried her passion for dancing since she was five years old, making her famous today.
Kelli was a shy girl growing up but got excellent grades, and the extracurricular dance activities were also attractive to schools. She would always dance in front of her family or tell jokes to people to let in during class. And with that time, Kelli builds the confidence to start taking dancing lessons at the tender age of five and put insecurities behind her in the name of entertainment.
She then entered the Edge Performing Art Center’s Professional Scholarship Training Program. Her enrollment includes Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Jazz.
Happy Kelli Personal Life and Relationship
This social media star, Kelli Erdmann is married to Freeman Butler. She features him often in her videos on Tiktok. They are currently living in a beautiful city, New York. Freeman is a professional videographer. He helped Kelli with her videos as he also did the editing.
Freeman and Erdmann met on a dating app initially and met again a year later in New York when Kelli performed in Wicked on Broadway. Because of these frequent interactions, they became closer to each other. Eventually, after dating for six months, Freeman Butler and Kelli Erdmann married.
Kelli once said in one of her interviews, “I felt like closing down with my partner after a year of being in quarantine, working at home, and moving around constantly. After all this time, I feel like he should be able to read my mind, and if he doesn’t do things precisely as I want, I lose patience. How can I protect myself from shutting down while communicating my emotions to my partner?”
When the whole world entered into a lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they joined TikTok to pass their time. Butler had a very keen interest in video editing. Erdmann as an entertainer decided to join Tiktok and started posting videos and collaborating with other famous stars like Reese Witherspoon.
The star’s success is also his husband’s. Kelli does credit him for much of her TikTok success. TikTok has now become a full-time job for Freeman butler and Kelli Erdmann.
Happy Kelli Net Worth
The Los Angeles star, Kelli Erdmann, is currently one of the wealthiest social media stars. Kelli Erdmann’s net worth is approximately $5 Million. She gets most of her income from brand endorsements, TikTok, and Instagram monetization. Her primary source of income comes from all the sponsored posts and from being a professional dancer and choreographer.
Happy Kelli Career
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Kelli was a shy girl born in Washington, USA, but carry her passion since she was 5 years old and learned dance at a nearby dancing studio in Washington. She enrolled in another studio at the age of 13, learned dance forms and, trained in ballet, contemporary, lyrical, jazz, and hip hop at Westlake Dance Center.
After graduating from high school, 18 years old Kelli moved to Los Angeles and participated in the EDGE Performing Arts Center scholarship program. Her winning skills and talent landed her a contract with Bloc Talent Agency.
Dance transformed Kelli’s life. She put everything into honing her craft, and now, all of her hard work has been paying off.
She is now a trendy actress, model, and social media influencer who has millions of fans on various social media platforms.
Kelli Erdmann Media Dance Exposures
Her dancing skills have also landed at to top. The star has some prominent background dancing roles. She was featured on the show Victorious on Nickelodeon. Kelli aslo in the sitcom used to air on ABC Family.
One of her most prominent roles in dancing was in the HBO hit Behind the “Candelabra.”(2) You will see a lot of intense dance moves. Kelli performed the choreography created by Marguerite Derricks.
Kelli has been in some music videos as well, and her most famous music video was in Carly Rae Jepsen’s song “Too Much.” The official music video has over 11 million views as of now. She also has been in a Twister commercial dancing right behind Britney Spears.
Kelli also featured as a dancer in TV series like Mighty Med, Jane the Virgin, and The Goldbergs.
Kelli Erdmann TV Shows and Movies
Aside from being a dancer and choreographer, Kelli Erdmann also made her career in acting. She has been featured in movies and TV shows like Behind the Candelabra (2013), and Fuller House (2016). Her role in the tv series NBC’s Hairspray Live! got her much-needed popularity. She also signed for various TV commercials and endorsements. These TV series received worldwide recognition.
Happy Kelli Brand Endorsements
Besides being a full-time content creator, most of Kelli’s income is from her brand endorsements. Kelli has different ads, including Adidas and Tamagotchi. She is also endorsing Samsung, T-Mobile, Dodge, Crocs, Reebok, and Hasbro’s My Little Pony.
How Kelli got the ''Happy Kelli" name?
Kelli Erdmann rose to fame during the pandemic. And since everyone is in a lonely state, she wanted to spread some hope and positivity through her lighthearted dance videos. Most of her videos chillin’ on random songs and music video pieces.
Fans called her “Happy Kelli Erdmann,” and this made her famous across the globe. Kelli loved this new name, and she is currently using it on most of her social media accounts.
Kelli Erdmann Social Media Accounts
You can easily see Kelli Erdmann’s social media accounts as she is popularly known globally. She is using the @happykelli account on Tiktok, and she currently has more than 5.4 million followers and accumulated more than 95 million likes.
Kelli Erdmann’s Instagram account @kelladactyl has around 2.3 million followers. One of her posts talks about her paid partnership with teeth aligner manufacturing firm, SmileDirectClub. One of the videos on her Instagram, featuring Derek Hough (another famous American dancer), garnered more than 300k likes. This, with many other similar posts, contributed to her popularity on social media.
Kelli Erdmann does have a Youtube channel; however, she doesn’t post video content. She has travel videos on her channel, but that was old and from several years ago.
- Broadway Podcast Network, https://broadwaypodcastnetwork.com/the-broadway-husbands-podcast/65-happy-collaboration-happy-couple/
- ‘Behind the Candelabra’ is a mega-hit on HBO, https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/behind-candelabra-matt-damon-michael-434692/