Our Dance Teachers
Miss Kelly is the school principal and has been running Kelly’s Dance Academy since 2013.
Miss Kelly started dancing at the tender age of 3 years old and immediately fell in love with dancing in all its forms. Throughout her training at a prestigious dance academy in Essex, UK, Miss Kelly participated in examinations, festivals and competitions in and around Essex and London.
Miss Kelly is trained in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Lyrical, Jazz and stage performance, completing exams in the Imperial Society Teachers of Dance (ISTD) and Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabi. After graduating from college with a double-distinction Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance), Kelly went on to work as a professional dancer in the UK.
Miss Kelly also holds a BA (HONS) in Early Childhood Studies and combines her knowledge of child development and teaching to create age appropriate, engaging dance lessons. Miss Kelly has worked with children from newborn to teenage years for over 20 years in the education and social care sector and has worked alongside an array of teachers, social workers, psychologists and health professionals.
With her diverse and experienced skills Miss Kelly has created a vibrant and engaging school with a focus on learning through a great curriculum that is age-appropriate classes and fun.
In her spare time Miss Kelly enjoys being mum to her little boy, being outdoors, hiking with her dog, yoga and Perth’s amazing coastline.
Miss Kelly has been on maternity leave from teaching and will be returning to Saturday morning classes in 2024.
Miss Momo is one of our much-adored teachers and has been teaching at Kelly’s Dance Academy for 5 years.
Miss Momo started dancing when she was just 2 years old. As time went on her dedication and passion for Ballet grew and
she moved to Perth School of Ballet, completing many exams and entering and winning many competitions.
Miss Momo wanted to further her dance education to learn Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical and Tap so she joined another Perth dance company to broaden her knowledge and dance genres. Miss Momo is currently in her 3rd year at WAAPA where she is majoring in music.
Miss Momo previously taught ballet for several years at the Perth School of Ballet and has completed many workshops and masterclasses at the WA Ballet and WAAPA and still competes at various dance competitions across Perth.
Miss Momo loves teaching children and is hoping to become an independent teacher in the future, she loves to see children happy and having fun. Miss Momo is also a very talented violinist.
You will find Miss Momo teaching on Saturday’s at Karrinyup. Miss Momo also runs her own Lyrical class on Saturday’s and assists in choreography for our recitals and is a valid member of our team for our children to aspire to and learn from.
Miss Micaela joined our team of teachers in May 2023 and has been teaching across all age groups from tiny tots to juniors.
Miss Micaela started taking dance classes when she was 4 years old in the Jazz and Classical Ballet style, at the age of 6 she explored Tap and instantly fell in love with the style and since then has never stopped dancing.
Miss Micaela is from Argentina where she was teaching dance for the last 5 years, mostly in the Jazz and Tap style, she also loves Theatre Jazz, Rhythm Tap and Hip Hop.
You will find Miss Micaela teaching on Thursday’s in 2024.
Miss Chloe is our newest team member; she has previously covered some classes for us in 2023 and will be joining us permanently in 2024.
Miss Chloe began dancing at the age of 3 where she undertook many CSTD/RAD examinations and competitions in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acrobatics and Musical Theatre.
Through dancing Miss Chloe found a passion in musical theatre and performed in multiple musicals over Perth. In 2021 Chloe landed a role as Louisa Von-trapp in The Sound of Music, in 2022 Chloe was the lead understudy in Bring It on the musical and Kate in Oklahoma the musical. Chloe thoroughly enjoys writing her own music and undertook a 10 week music production course with Lab 6 and their record label.
In 2022- 2023 Chloe starred as a featured extra in the Below Movie, It Only Takes a Night and The Naked Wanderer where she began acting beside with many worldwide professionals in the film industry.
You will find Miss Chloe teaching on Tuesday’s and Friday’s.
A wonderful school run by a wonderful and talented teacher. There is a lot of love for dance and the children and for that you cannot want anything more from a dance studio. Thank you for the commitment and passion all the teachers bring to their classes!