Kelley's Dance Craze is proud to have a staff of professional instructors who continue their own education and teacher training by attending national master classes, dance teacher training programs, courses, workshops, and conventions. Every KDC dance instructor is passionate about teaching all ages and levels, from Preschool dance to Adult dance. We love what we do, and it shows!
Miss Kelley discovered her love for dance at the age of four. She has studied Tap, Jazz, and Ballet, and competed in many regional and national dance competitions, including Dance Masters of Michigan and Showstopper. Years later, Miss Kelley immersed herself in her first love, Tap. She enjoyed her Advanced Adult Tap classes so much, she pursued a career as a Tap instructor. From 2006-2013, Miss Kelley was the Competition Director, Competitive Tap Team Choreographer, and Office Manager for Neu Wixom Dance Academy in Wixom, MI. After moving in 2013, Miss Kelley taught at The Dance Academy in Westland, MI as a Competition Team Choreographer for the next 5 years. She has led her Solos/Duets/Trios and Groups to numerous awards and accolades over the past 17 years including “Innovative Concept”, “Tip Top Tappers’, “Excellent Execution”, "Sassy Taps", "Clean As a Whistle"and “Future Rockettes”, as well as multiple Top Overall achievements, Title Winners, and 2 Video of the Year nominations. Her dancers consistently place in the top 10 at competition. In 2016, Miss Kelley’s Mini Tap Team won 1st Place Overall National Champions at Hall Of Fame Dance Nationals in Virginia Beach. In 2018, she had a huge highlight in her career winning a Best Tap Choreographer award at Platinum Dance Competition. In 2019 (Miss Kelley's first year as a Studio Owner/Director), KDC was a two time winner of the ADCC Studio of Excellence Award. KDC won the award once again in 2021. She was also the Head Coach for the 2019-2020 Walled Lake Western Pom Team. In 2022, Miss Kelley's Tap Soloist, Gianna DeGolyer, went on to become a 1st Place Overall, National Champion at ID Nationals in Sandusky.
Miss Kelley is a proud resident of Wixom, residing with her husband- John (a Wixom Firefighter), daughter-Gabi (who also teaches at KDC), and son-Logan. Through dance, Miss Kelley also gets to live out her other passion- working with children. She is a former preschool teacher with a great love for teaching dancers of all ages. She hopes to instill in your child a love for dance, and the determination to never give up on your dreams. Miss Kelley would like to welcome all of the KDC families to our 5th season with open arms!
Miss Gabi began dancing at the age of 3. She has trained in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Modern, Lyrical, Cecchetti, and Pointe, dancing for 15 years and competing for 9. During her years as a dancer, she assisted and choreographed multiple dances for many ages, and her teams consistently placed in the Top Ten. Over the past 4 dance seasons, Miss Gabi's Musical Theatre Teams have won multiple top 10 placements and special awards including "Personality and Musicality" and "Broadway Bound". For the past 4 years, she co-choreographed a finale production with Miss Bri for KDC’s annual recitals and is choreographing a second Jazz line with Miss Bri as well. She is currently attending Wayne State University for her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Miss Gabi is so proud to teach in a place she called home for many years, and is excited to help her students grow in poise, grace, and confidence as dancers. She looks forward to continuing to grow the KDC Musical Theatre program for her 5th season, and teaching her students how to become characters on stage!
Miss Bri began dancing at the age of 3. She has studied many styles including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Pointe, African, and Hawaiian. She began to compete regionally at the age of 7 and nationally at the age of 14. Throughout her last 4 years as a competition choreographer, her groups and soloists have placed in the overalls consistently at every competition. Her competition students have received many special awards including “Technique Standout”, “Ultimate Entertainment”, “Artistic Vision”, and “Most Entertaining”. She has also received a choreography award. Currently, Miss Bri is a student at Wayne State University earning a Bachelor’s degree in Dance with a minor in Business Administration. During her time at Wayne State, she has studied under artists such as Meg Paul, Lisa LaMarre, and Della Hamby. She will be co-teaching her second Jazz Line with Miss Gabi this season. Miss Bri is very excited for her 5th season with KDC, and is looking forward to helping dancers grow in their talents and love for dance!
Miss Chrissy began dancing at age three and began competing both regionally and nationally at the age of thirteen. She has studied a variety of styles including Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, and Pointe - she also added Tap and Hawaiian into the mix as an adult. At twelve years old, she began assisting her ballet teacher and soon fell in love with teaching. In the years leading up to her graduation, Miss Chrissy assisted many classes varying in style and age. In 2020, she began training in Progressing Ballet Technique along with human anatomy to ensure a safe learning environment for her students. For the past four seasons, she had the honor of choreographing the opening ballet production for KDC’s annual recital. Miss Chrissy’s competitive students have been awarded multiple top ten placements, titles, judges choice awards, and “Best Costume” awards both regionally and nationally. In July of 2021, she was named as the Chapter Sponsor for KDC’s National Honor Society of Dance Arts program. Miss Chrissy is thrilled to work with the students and staff of KDC for her 5th season, and looks forward to creating a second home and positive learning environment for her students!
Miss Dani began dancing at the age of 3. She trained in the styles of Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, and Tap. As she grew, she began competing in all of these styles, and later added Contemporary to her repertoire. Miss Dani began assisting Hip Hop classes at the age of 12, and continued to assist in both Jazz and Hip Hop classes throughout her high school years. She has won several titles with advanced solo placements, as well as competing in elite for solos, duet/trios, and group dances. She has also traveled around the USA for Nuvo Dance Conventions, winning the Breakout Artist Award four different times, and continually won the Core Performer Award at the Radix Dance Convention. Miss Dani’s students won many placements and titles this past competition season, including a title winner, and many top ten placements. Miss Dani has enjoyed being a competitive and recreational instructor at KDC for the past 3 seasons. She is a student at Wayne State University majoring in Journalism, minoring in Business, in order to write and research thoroughly in dance. She looks forward to sharing her love of dance with her students and experiencing their growth in dance.
Miss Kylie began dancing at the age of 3. Her passion for dance grew quickly once she started competitive dancing at Debbie Felton's Academy of Dance in Livonia, MI. She furthered her dance career at Western Michigan University and graduated with her BFA in Dance in 2019. While at Western Michigan University, Miss Kylie found her love for teaching through a non-profit organization called Movement Exchange where she taught dance classes to kids in schools and orphanages in Panama City, Panama. Miss Kylie has trained in a variety of styles including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Pointe. She has also performed and choreographed professionally in Chicago and the Metro-Detroit area. Currently, Miss Kylie dances professionally in the Detroit area with Contexture Dance Detroit and Artlab J. Along with dance, she is also an ACE certified Personal Trainer and Pure Barre Instructor. Miss Kylie is so excited to be a part of the KDC family for her second season!
Miss Meghan began dancing at the age of 5. She has trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Pointe, and Modern. This will be her 9th year
Miss Meghan has won many overall awards and titles both regionally and nationally. She has been assisting in the styles of Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Lyrical, since the age of 11. She began subbing classes in multiple styles at the age of 15.
After high school, she plans to earn a BFA
in dance to continue her education.
Miss Meghan is so excited to have this opportunity to teach at her home studio, and be a part of the KDC Staff!
Miss Zayda started dancing at the age of 3. She has trained in the styles of Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, and Hip Hop. She started dancing competitively at the age of 12. Miss Zayda has won many regional and
national overall placements and title awards.
She began assisting classes at the age of 13 with multiple classes in the styles of Tap, Jazz, and Ballet.
After she graduates from high school, she plans to continue dancing in college.
Miss Zayda is very excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the KDC Staff this year!
Miss Kim graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine from Central Michigan University in 2005, and continued on to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Oakland University in 2009. She furthers her clinical knowledge by participating in continuing education: she has completed training in Kinesio Taping® and Mulligan Concept as well as certification in Graston Technique. Miss Kim has in-depth experience working with high school athletes, patients in acute trauma, post-op orthopedic patients and is the clinical director for the ATI in Canton. Miss Kim is very excited to be a part of the KDC staff for our 5th season, and she looks forward to being able to care for our students/staff if injuries were to arise.
Miss Ava began dancing at the age of 3. She has trained in the styles of Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Pointe, and Tap. She started dancing competitively at the age of 11. Miss Ava has won many overall awards, both regionally and nationally, along with many title awards.
She began assisting Tap and Ballet classes at the age of 13.
Miss Ava is so excited to have this opportunity!