Dancers Shape Welcomes New Instructor Kelley Smith

We are so excited to welcome our newest instructor to the DS Family, Kelley Smith! Please help us in welcoming her! Here are a few fun facts about her:

  1. She got married last October to her husband Riley.
  2. She has a cat named Kitty.
  3. She loves being outdoors. She can snowboard and has been skydiving twice!

Kelley began dancing at an early age in Odessa, Texas where she grew up studying jazz, ballet, tap, lyrical, hip hop and musical theater. As a member of the Dance Elite performing group, she had the opportunity to travel and compete at several conventions including Los Angeles Dance Force, Co. Dance and Dance Magic. Her training was also enriched during the summers by attending classes at The Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles and studying under their top instructors. Kelley served as captain of the Odessa High School Showgirls drill team and had the opportunity to perform in the 2001 Rose Bowl Parade.


While on scholarship at Oklahoma City University’s Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management, she performed with the American Spirit Dance Company, Liturgical Dance Company and the OCU Pep Dancers. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Dance Management and has a well-rounded understanding of dance performance, technical theatre, non-profit organizations and the entertainment industry. Kelley is also a member of the Texas Association Teachers of Dancing Inc., and earned her teaching certification in Jazz in 2006.

Over the past six years Kelley has been teaching dance to children & adults in the Austin area and is excited to add the Dancers Shape fitness technique to her teaching repertoire. She completed the two month Dancers Shape training program and is ready to share this creative and effective technique with clients. Kelley has a passion for movement, staying active, and educating others - when you can’t find her at a studio teaching, you will find her performing with Third Coast Contemporary out of Dancers Workshop.

Sign up for a Shape class with Kelley now!