Toronto, Golden Horseshoe, Ontario, Canada
Kelly Summers (NBS- TTP (Dip), AISTD (CSB) , RTS-RAD, ARAD, PAA, PBT, AAC, ACA, ADA)
Certified Competition Adjudicator: Acro Dance; Ballet; Pointe; Jazz; Lyrical
Kelly Summers is an accomplished dancer, instructor and studio owner of The Dance Class in Milton, Ontario. She is a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School’s Teacher Training Program, graduating with distinction and as class valedictorian. She holds her Associate Status with the Cecchetti Society of Canada and her Registered Teachers Status with the Royal Academy of Dance. Her performance career includes Musical Theatre Productions, Industrial Work and Ballet/Contemporary Repertoire across Canada, the USA and Bermuda. She now focuses her passion for dance on teaching, which has taken her across Canada and the United States, teaching classes and workshops in ballet, jazz, lyrical and contemporary. For two years she was Ballet Director at In Motion School of Dance in Bermuda. Kelly was also Personal Assistant to the Director, Mignon Furman and Teacher at the American Academy of Ballet. Kelly currently holds her Advanced Two diploma with distinction from the Royal Academy of Dance, Advanced Two diploma with the Cecchetti Society of Canada and her Advanced One diploma with the I.S.T.D. National Branch. She is a member of the Professional Adjudicators Alliance and Canadian Dance Adjudicator certified. Kelly is an auditor and contributor to this program being on the ground floor of delivering an elevated standard of dance adjudication. She recently completed her ACA - AcroDance Competition Adjudicator Certification and is proud to be a Acro Dance Adjudicator: Founding Member. She continued her training by attaining her certificate of completion for the Progressive Ballet Technique and Acrobatic Arts- Level I. Most recently, Kelly became the co-director and choreographer of The Nutcracker Holiday Spectacular- Milton’s first community based full length Nutcracker production. She is an advocate of Arts education for all ages through community outreach and high school programs. Her goal is to develop young dancers into passionate artists with technique, creativity, focus, and an undying love for their craft. Kelly is pleased to be sharing her love of dance with all the dancers on the stage with weekend!