Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Julia Kelly
Ms. Kelly was born and raised in Brisbane, Australia. After moving to the States in 2002 she attended high school at Stony Point High School in Round Rock. During her time on the dance team in high school she was a three year member of the jazz elite performance squad, three year member of the hip hop performance crew, and two year Officer. Her senior year she held the position of Head Captain.
After high school Ms. Kelly attended Texas State University where she was on the world famous, Texas State Strutters Dance Team. During her time on Strutters she was a four year member of the jazz elite performance squad, three year officer, and two year Head Captain. Ms. Kelly trained and studied under the leading professionals in the industry and travelled to Italy, Paris, Germany, Chile, Spain, New York, Las Vegas & LA teaching choreography workshops as a ambassador for the university. Ms. Kelly was also selected to represent Texas State University on NBC's show, "America's Got Talent," where they competed in LA & Las Vegas and competed through the top 40 live shows. During her time at Texas State Ms. Kelly was also was a member of the Delta Zeta sorority. She gradauted with the highest honors as Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science. After college, Ms. Kelly auditioned for the Radio City Rockettes in New York and was selected for training in the summer of 2011.
Ms. Kelly has worked professionally in the dance industry in addition to her teaching profession. She began her career with Starmakers Contest & Camps and transitioned in early 2006 to work for Showmakers of America. Ms. Kelly was on staff with Showmakers teaching and judging dance teams all over Texas for 12 years. In addition to traditional dance training; Ms. Kelly also is the former Head Swim Coach of her last campus, where she enjoyed being the Head Dance Director & Head Swim Coach for five years.
Currently, Ms. Kelly is expanding her reach beyond the dance world, and is a full time graduate student studying to get her Masters in Educational Administration.
Ms. Kelly is the proud Director of the Golden Graces Dance Team and Head of the Porter High School Dance Department. This is her 10th year of Head Directing. She also serves as the Texs Dance Educators Regional Representative for Region 33. In addition to her directing & teaching duties; she continues to choreograph and judge professionally for dance teams throughout Texas.