Kelly started partner dancing with Lindy Hop and Blues in Seattle, WA around 2005. She was also choreographer for her Repertory Dance Club at University, primarily for modern partner dancing. In 2010, Kelly joined the circus and became a circus instructor for flying trapeze while performing professionally doing adagio acro. With her background in hip-hop, modern/jazz, and acro, Kelly naturally attached to the fusion dance movement, combining different styles of dance to musically express whatever song is playing. She's been teaching partner dancing for the last 7 years, primarily focused in lindy-hop, blues and fusion. Internationally, Kelly has taught in South Korea, Canada, and Thailand. Nationally, Kelly has taught at the Fusion Exchange(s), Seattle Fusion Festival (‘13/’14), and many Blues Recesses. She has also taught at local scenes throughout the United States.
Kelly and Mark instructor demonstration at Seattle Fusion Festival 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znuDuxmaaZU
Originally hailing from sunny California, Mark has been effectively nomadic for the last four years. He spends much of his time traveling, dancing, and organising events across the country. Mark has been teaching partner dancing since 2006 and now specialises in various flavours of blues and fusion. Coming from a non-dance background spanning theatre, music, and tech, Mark has a unique approach to dance, movement and the teaching of both. His constant goal is to make the impossible easy and the easy look impossible.
Mark and Kelly improvised dancing in Seoul: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzU59Jxl408