Kelley is known for her inclusive, approachable teaching style often structuring her workshops holistically around a theme or concept. Her innate ability to break things down and simplify the most difficult steps and ideas has earned her a reputation as a thorough and knowledgeable teacher.
In 2008 she launched her Oasis workshops, a regular event in the UK tribal calendar and much loved by ATS® students, teachers and Sister Studios. Here, as a self-confessed ATS® ‘geek’, she can delve into the intricacies of group dynamics, communication/interaction, connectivity and confident performance – in other words delivering our dance – from dramatic entrance to rapturous applause. Kelley’s passion radiates through, in her workshops, weekly classes and when performing with her dance troupe, Kalash Tribal, both at home and abroad, and she knows there is something magical and empowering about ATS®.
When Kelley discovered ATS® she fell in love with this eclectic dance and ‘found’ herself. The cultural roots, rhythms and music together with the camaraderie, costumes and jewellery encompass her love of all things tribal – the people, cultures and history. Based in SW England she regularly travels to the ‘mothership’ and worldwide to train with the master ATS® teachers. In 2010 she became a Sister Studio and then a Sister Studio Continuing Education Instructor, graduating from Advanced Teacher Training in June 2015. Kelley is currently working with Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman on their Sister to Sister projects to empower women in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Oh, and she likes elephants!