From Sydney, Australia, Kelly grew up completing multiple syllabus dance exams each year and winning many national titles.  As well as dance, her training included singing, piano and drama.  

At age 15, Kelly landed her first professional show which lead to work in television specials and variety shows, all while still in high school.  Throughout Australia and Asia, her musical theatre credits include 42nd Street, My Fair Lady, Samba Sexy Samba, My Boyfriend's Back and I'll Take Manhattan.  Also in Australia, Kelly was cast in the MO award winning show Ladies, Laughs and Larrikins, as a dancer on the weekly television show Fox Sports Central Live and head cheerleader for the winning season of a pro NRL football team.  She has credits as a dancer and actress in national commercials, television and films throughout Australia, the US, Sweden and Puerto Rico.

 

Moving to London, Kelly studied at Danceworks, performed in the UK and Europe with  Zoots & Spangles Authentic Jazz Company, Thomson UK, the world renown  Spirit of the Dance, The Ministry of Sound and was the resident jazz choreographer at West London Theatre Arts.
After several US contract offers, Kelly performed across the US and for Princess Cruises as dance captain, before working in Italy as choreographer and director for Costa Cruises.

Moving to LA, she worked in the commercial dance and television industry under some of the dance industries finest choreographers.  Also working with artists such as Mariah Carey,  The Pussycat Dolls,   Justin Timberlake,  Huey Lewis,  Jordin Sparks,  Boyz To Men,  Human Nature, Vanilla Ice,  Rob Bass,  The Beach Boys,  C & C Music Factory and  The Village People.  Kelly's LA and Las Vegas credits include  Stomp Out Loud,  The Queen Bees,  Schtick,  Nathan Burton Comedy Magic,  World’s Greatest Magic Show,  Country To The Bone and  Broadway Under the Stars.


Her choreography and many teaching credits are worldwide and award winning in Australia, England and the US.  Her students have gone on to New York's Joffrey Ballet School, the Radio City Rockettes, cruise ship productions, musical theatre and Disney resorts.

Kelly continues to work as a choreographer within the industry as well as for dance studios across the US.  She is also a judge and instructor for various national US dance conventions including Dance Educators of America, Midwest Starz and Starbound.

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