Kelley is a dance teacher and homeschool mom. She and her husband Dave are the proud parents of 5 children, Samantha, Jeffrey, James, Matthew and Miranda. In the “dance world” Kelley is known for her creative choreography, attention to detail and love for children. She prayerfully chooses music and choreography for her classes. She leads the Leap of Faith Dance Company staff with Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.” She founded Leap of Faith Dance Company in 2003 and feels blessed by the staff, volunteers and families God has surrounded her with during this journey.
Kelley has studied many different styles of dance, including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern, contemporary, military and Broadway. Her performance experience includes dancing since the age of four at a variety of studios, competition teams and performance venues. Kelley began choreographing at the age of 16 for central Ohio high school dance teams, dance camps nationwide, and pageant soloists. She has also choreographed for Walt Disney World, Hawaii’s Hula Bowl, the Pittsburgh Steelers halftime show, and the Columbus Crewzers. Kelley has judged pageants and dance competitions since 1989. Some of Kelley’s personal awards include Miss All American, Miss Showcase Star, Miss Dance Ohio, Miss Dance USA pageant finalist, a four year full dance scholarship to the University of Hawaii, and the 1999-2000 Showcase of America Director of the Year Award and the 2014 Sunny 95 “20 Outstanding Women” award.
Kelley humbly attributes all of the above success to our Lord and Savior. “With Christ all things are possible.”