Dance Kelly Style

Hi! Hi! Hi!

I'm Kelly McAuley.

I’m a Boston-based dance educator, advertising pro and writer. I love tacos, a good story, layering weather and podcasts. I’m a Kelly-family legacy who dreams big and loves bigger. Keep reading to learn more.

I come from a family where dancing is a way of life. I trace my dancing lineage through my mother, an accomplished dancer, teacher and studio owner; my grandparents, both with the same resumes; my great uncle, the late Gene Kelly; and even my great-grandmother, who ran the Gene Kelly Studio of Dance in the 1930s in Pittsburgh and Johnstown, PA.

Kelly received a BA from Oklahoma City University and a MS from Boston University. She has written professionally for 10 years for many clients, including Dance Spirit. Kelly has performed in various regional productions throughout the country and on-screen in feature-length film Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench. In addition, her choreography has received accolades throughout the southern US. In the studio, Kelly believes in challenging dancers to become both organized, creative individuals as well as skilled technicians. Above everything, she believes that dance should be fun for and accessible to all.

Kelly is...

No, the percentages don’t add up. (We all know dancers really only ever count to 8.) After all, you’re not here for math skills, are you? 

Dance Educator 73%
Storyteller 90%
Dance Mom 27%
Taco Enthusiast 100%
Podcast Nerd 49%