Kelly was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and grew up on the peninsula. She began her association with Kirkpatrick’s at the age of four as a student of ballet, tap and jazz. She received her bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont. She holds professional and teaching certificates from the Cecchetti Ballet Council. Additionally, she joined Dance Masters of America, an elite association of dance educators. Kelly has performed with the Peninsula Ballet Theatre in San Mateo. Since 1993 she has been teaching ballet, tap and jazz to Kirkpatrick’s students ranging in age from three to adult and currently is teaching the advanced ballet students. She enjoys sharing her passion for dance with her students.