She is from Cleveland, OH, began Irish Dancing at the age of five and had a very successful competitive career competing throughout North America, Ireland, England, and Scotland. Kelly's highest accomplishments include becoming the Mid-American Champion and qualifying to compete in the World Championships every year since she was 10 years old. Kelly was also honored to receive the IDTANA (Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America) scholarship which is awarded to dancers who excel in competition as well as academics. Kelly holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Dayton Kelly has performed with Lord of the Dance in Israel, Romania, Croatia, and Portugal. When not on tour, Kelly has taught for the Tessie Burke School in Ohio as well as at the 'Rhythm and Rince' dance camp in Tennessee and most recently with Goldsboro Ballet.