Somatic Practices for Dancers - Commercial Dance
Kelby Brown, The Dance Educator has held faculty positions at some of the most prestigious institutions in America. These include, American Ballet Theater, Alvin Ailey American Dance and State Ballet of Missouri to name a few. Kelby is always looking to raise the bar on dance education, and has partnered with the School of American Ballet as a National Visiting Fellow. He serves as Teaching Artist for the American Ballet Theater, where he also received his ABT Teaching Certification. Kelby has performed with State Ballet of Missouri, Los Angeles Ballet and Pacific NW Ballet, to name a few. He has danced with musical artists such as Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Elton John and Usher. He has appeared on So You Think You Can Dance, dancing alongside Lady Gaga, and twirling side by with the legendary, Celine Dion, in A New Day, Las Vegas Spectacular. Kelby, the Choreographer, joined forces with Director, Ryan Shiraki, on the big screen for the movie Spring Breakdown. He reunited with Ryan Shiraki, to choreograph for the hit MTV show “Awkward”. Kelby’s Choreographic stage credits include, Zombie Strippers the Musical, and a special work for Opera Noire honoring the late founder of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Arthur Mitchell. Kelby choreographed the 20th Anniversary Kids Choice Awards, where he got to work exclusively with multi-platinum recording artist Justin Timberlake. He’s had the pleasure of dancing on set with Blake Lively, channeling Marilyn Monroe on the hit series, Gossip Girl. Kelby continues to teach and inspire, nationally and internationally and is noted as a memorable influence in the dance community.