Kellie’s dancing adventures began at the age of six when she began her training at the Carole Oliver School of Ballet in Ballarat, Victoria.
Kellie completed every Cecchetti Ballet examination and received the highest possible result throughout the syllabus including ‘Honours’ at Advanced level. Kellie was chosen as a Cecchetti scholar for six consecutive years and in 1994 attended weekly classes as an Australian Ballet School Associate.
Other achievements included Cheerleading for the Ballarat Miners Basketball team and performing with singer ‘Peter Andre’ at the Grand Hyatt hotel, Melbourne.
At the age of sixteen Kellie left home to study a Diploma in Ballet at the Christine Walsh Dance Centre. The Diploma was based on the Australian Conservertoire of Ballet (based on the Vaganova method ). Kellie competed in the International GE Ballet competition and was one of only 8 finalists chosen to perform two solos at the Sydney Opera House.
Upon completion of her Diploma and at age 18 Kellie travelled to Europe to audition for professional theatre companies. After just one week in Europe Kellie landed her first guest contract with the Salzburger Landestheater, Austria under the direction of Peter Breuer.
This led to a full contract with the company. Here, Kellie performed as a soloist and the ensemble danced ballet, contemporary , jazz and Musical theatre productions including West Side Story.
After 2 years in Austria, Kellie successfully auditioned for Ballet Renaissance a contemporary /pointe company in Frankfurt, Germany directed by Malaika Kusumi. Kellie soon became Assistant to her Director and taught Ms Kusumis choreography of ‘Lampenfieber ‘ to the dancers of the ‘Mainz Staatstheater’. Renee Pegliasco was the director in Mainz and here Kellie also performed as a guest artist.
Kellie returned to Australia at the age of 21. She went on to study an Acting Diploma of ‘Small Companies and Community Theatre ‘. She became the lead singer of a Victorian cover band for two years. She had a speaking role in a Rural Ambulance Victoria TV commercial and studied short courses in Television with John Orcsik.
Kellie taught jazz ballet classes at Ballarat University and has hosted children’s Birthday parties.
In 2006 she completed a hairdressing apprenticeship. In 2008 she moved to the Gold Coast and began working at Draculas Theatre Restaurant. Here she was invited to perform on behalf of Draculas ‘Magenta’ from the ‘Time Warp’ at the Holiday Inn Charity Ball. She was also employed as a promotional model for a variety of events.
Kellie soon met Alan and is now a proud wife , mother and stepmother.
In 2015 Kellie undertook Pilates Barre Training with Dina Matty and is now teaching for Dina. Kellie has also taught Burlesque for Adrienne Nock here on the Gold Coast.
Kellie has recently brought her talents to Kay Flynn Dance Academy. She is so excited to be able to pass on her love and knowledge of ballet and dance to MS Flynn’s delightful students!