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"Life is a dance, from one stage to the next."
What has been your biggest accomplishment in dance?
I'd have to say getting to be a part of some amazing dance works in college. Having the opportunity to rehearse and perform pieces by choreographers such has s Paul Taylor, Jose Limon, Twyla Tharp, Charles Weidman, Earl Moseley, and many others was an experience that I will never forget.
Kelly-Ann began dancing at the age of two. Throughout the course of her dance career she has studied various styles of dance including ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip-hop, Irish, lyrical, and modern. As a child, she had the privilege to perform at various community events and parades like the Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, Six Flags Great Adventure Dance Festival, and Disney Magic Music Days. As a teenager, Kelly-Ann became a teacher’s assistant and began using her knowledge of dance and her positive attitude to help instruct and motivate the students at the studio.
Her love for dancing and teaching brought her to Montclair State University where she graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a minor in Business Administration. At Montclair she actively studied a wide variety of modern dance, including that of choreographers Paul Taylor, Jose Limon, Twyla Tharp, Lester Horton, Doug Elkins, Charles Weidman, Earl Moseley, Yvonne Rainer, and Helen Tamiris. In 2012, Kelly-Ann also received her teaching degree from Dance Masters of America Teacher Training School. She is currently an active member of DMA Chapter 25.
Since 2014, Kelly-Ann has been an active company member of Andrea Mychaels Dance Project, based out of Oaklyn, NJ. She has had the opportunity to perform at various events around the country, such as InHale Performance Series, Koresh Artist Showcase, Philly Fringe,ETC Performance Series, and the Denton Dance Festival, to name a few.
Kelly-Ann has been with Edge Dance Center since they opened in 2006, and became a full-time teacher in 2009. She is the director of the Early Edge and Multi-Edge Programs. Her choreography has won numerous awards and recognitions at competitions around the region. Kelly-Ann enjoys dancing, teaching, and sharing her love for dance with younger generations.