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Kelly Meyers

Owner / Director / Instructor

Kelly Meyers has been involved in the world of music and dance for over 50 years! She has studied dance since she was 5 years old, and has an extensive background in training, performing, teaching, and choreographing dance. Her many years of teaching music and dance to young children have made her a highly skilled educator. She became owner and director of Tustin Dance Center in July 2013, where she continues to teach ballet, pointe and Kindermusik. Kelly has also choreographed, directed and produced Orange County's most enjoyable production of The Nutcracker Ballet for the last 18 years as the Vice President and Secretary of Tustin Dance Center's 501(c)(3) non-profit organization named Dance! To Your Heart's Delight.

Teacher of Dance

Kelly has taught ballet at various dance studios, but has taught most prominently at the Tustin Dance Center for the last 27 years. Kelly continues to offer classroom dance instruction in Ballet I - Ballet IV and Pre-Pointe - Advanced Pointe classes, and private dance instruction, including her work with Toni Bush, a National Ballroom Dance Champion. Kelly's instruction focuses on improving technical skills, preventing injury, aligning the body properly, artistic expression, and the awareness of individual physicality.

Performing Experience

With an emphasis in ballet, Kelly toured with La Ballet Classique de Paris throughout France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Germany. In 1984, she danced in the opening and closing Olympic ceremonies in Los Angeles, California. Kelly also performed a solo role in Aida at the Performing Arts Center with the Opera Pacific and has done soloist work with the Robert Salas Dance Company. She has performed in many ballets with the Phyllis Cyr Dance Company in Huntington Beach, California and has danced various roles in parades at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Kelly continues to dance today performing original works in numerous church services.

Choreography Experience

Kelly choreographed and co-directed The Nutcracker Ballet for the last 18 years which is performed by the Tustin Dance Center dancers and local and national professional dancers in the principal roles. She has also choreographed over 100 individual dances for local dance recitals. Kelly has been commissioned to choreograph for a local country western singing group, a children's dance group performing holiday dances at retirement homes, and local charity programs. She also annually choreographs for award winning, competitive dance teams dancing in local competitions.

Dance Training

While attending University of California, Irvine, Kelly trained extensively with David Allen, Christine Chrestt, Donald McKayle and others. Earlier, she participated in the summer intensive training programs with the San Francisco Ballet, Ballet Westin Aspen, Colorado, and the Boston Ballet School. Kelly trained in classical ballet with Stanley Holden in Los Angeles, California, Richard Adama, in Irvine, California, and Anthony Sellars in Huntington Beach, California.

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