Kelly’s education includes an M.F.A. in Acting from UCLA (Magna Cum Laude), B.A. in Theater with a Minor in Dance from Temple University (Magna Cum Laude), and the Teaching Artist/Process Pedagogy Program for Jacques D’Amboise’s The National Dance Institute based out of NYC.
Kelly’s teaching history includes teaching and choreographing Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Theater for universities, studios, camps and institutes across the United States. Some of which are: University of California-Los Angeles, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Manhattan, The National Dance Institute and Celebrate the Beat’s Artist in Residency programs, US Performing Arts Camp-Los Angeles, University of Southern Maine (“The Wild Party), and Future Artists: A Performing Arts Camp for Young Adults (Co-creator/Director).
Kelly has trained with many notable names in the dance and theater community such as: Andy Blackenbuehler, Josh Bergasse, Chett Walker, Frank Hatchett, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Hunt, and Savion Glover. She judged for Turn It Up Dance Challenge on the East Coast and has been a Master Class Instructor and Guest Choreographer in the New York City area.