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Kelly began moving at a young age through dance and martial arts. She pursued both for many years and then continued into the world of dance and dance teaching with Texas Ballet Theater.

 

She moved to London at the age of 17 to continue dancing professionally and then gained her BA (HONS) in Ballet Education from The Royal Academy of Dance. Soon after she was asked to join Alan Herdman’s Teacher Trainer program and graduated in 2013 with a comprehensive teaching certification in Pilates. The program allowed students to work directly with Alan and renowned dance Physiotherapist Shirley Hancock.​

 

Kelly went on to become the Girls Body Conditioning Coach at The Royal Ballet School, Upper School. During her time there, she was able to assist and work with Jane Paris at The Royal Ballet.

 

​Upon her arrival in California, Kelly began teaching both Classical Ballet and Pilates out of studios in Carmel, CA, until she was asked to open the Pilates Studio at CVAC. She ran and directed the CVAC studio until 2017 when she then moved to Nexus Studio of Monterey to work with Hiromi Ozawa. Kelly learned many incredible techniques during her near 4 year employment with Nexus. During the pandemic, she was unable to teach in-studio due to state mandates, so she began a virtual studio and started offering in-home visits. This sparked the idea of opening her own studio, Body Movement Pilates, in 2020. By April 2021 she opened her first space within The Santa Lucia Preserve. By the end of 2022 she opened her main studio in downtown Monterey.

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