Adjunct Faculty, Dance, CVPA
Building: de Laski Performing Arts Bldg
Mail Stop: 3D4
As an Adjunct Faculty Member of Mason's School of Dance, Kelly has taught advanced ballet, gen ed ballet and modern, and Dance Appreciation 101. As a teaching artist, she has taught at Interlochen School for the Arts, Triple Arts Musical Theatre Intensives at National Dance Institute and Western Carolina University, Signature Theatre's Overtures and Stage One programs, the Kennedy Center's National College Musical Theatre Festival, Orange County School for the Performing Arts, and Metropolitan School of the Arts. Kelly regularly directs concerts and cabarets which include the Lincoln Center Winter Gala: The Music of Luther Vandross starring Patti LaBelle and Jennifer Holliday, A Night of Stars at The Kravis Center with Chita Rivera and Brian Stokes Mitchell, the American Pop Orchestra concerts - You've Got a Friend with Betty Who, Let's Misbehave- Cole Porter After Dark with Liz Calloway, RESPECT- The Music of Aretha Franklin featuring Michelle Williams, Around the World in 80 Days, and You Spin Me ‘Round.
Kelly's theatre choreography includes: Grand Hotel, Light Years and Act of God at Signature Theatre, The Crucible at Olney Theatre Center, Newsies! at Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Urinetown at Next Stop Theatre and Tick, Tick... Boom! at Convergence Lab. As an Associate Director and/or Choreographer, Kelly has worked on numerous productions including Billy Elliot, Cabaret, La Cage aux Folles, The Studio, and Crazy for You at Signature Theatre, The Lincoln Center Hall of Fame 2017 and Babes in Toyland at Lincoln Center, the Broadway workshop of Cheer, and productions at South Coast Rep., North Shore Music Theatre, Westport County Playhouse, Trinity Rep, and Busch Gardens Entertainment. Broadway performance credits include the original company of The Boy from Oz with Hugh Jackman, Chicago, Susan Stroman's A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden, and the second national tour of The Producers. Film and TV credits include A Christmas Carol starring Jim Carrey and directed by Robert Zemeckis, What Women Want, Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular, The Tony Awards, and The Academy Awards with Robin Williams.
Kelly is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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