Miss Kelly is the Owner and Artistic Director of Ascend Dance Center. She grew up with the New Dance Workshop family under the direction of teachers Shelley Morinski, Catrina Horning Wu, and Rochelle Sajda. At the age of three, she quickly realized that dance was the place where she belonged, and she now continues to work towards making all of her dancers feel as welcomed and creatively inspired by dance as she does everyday.
A Magna Cum Laude graduate of West Chester University with a B.S.Ed. in Education and a minor in Dance, she spent all four years as a dancer and choreographer for the University Dance Company and University Theater Company. Her love of dance knows no bounds as she strived to perfect her technique under the guidance of Elizabeth Staruch, Gretchen Studlien-Webb, Jerzy Golek, and Maria Urrutia, while taking multiple master classes with professional hip hop, jazz, and modern dancers from around the world. After graduation, she came back to New Dance Workshop to pass on her knowledge of dance to the wonderful students willing to learn. From there, she gratefully took over the New Dance Workshop Jamison and Hartsville location, slowly forming it into what it's known as today: Ascend Dance Center.