Youth Dance Division Director
Morgan Kelly began dancing at an early age. She began competitive dancing at Elite Dance Center in styles such as jazz, contemporary, tap, ballet, and hip-hop. She had the opportunity to train at the Joffrey Academy of Dance in Chicago under the direction of Alexei Kremnev and Anna Reznik. She later graduated from the Joffrey Academy’s pre-professional program. She has also spent time training at the American Ballet Theater and Indiana University. In 2015 she joined the Trainee Program at Ballet 5:8 and graduated as a Trainee II in 2017. Morgan has performed in many full length ballets such as Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, multiple Nutcrackers, and an original work by Alexei Kremnev: The Blue Bird of Happiness. She also had the opportunity to perform several times at the Roosevelt Theatre in Chicago for Joffrey's Spring Gala. Since joining Ballet 5:8, Morgan has had the opportunity to perform in multiple ballet's for both the Company and the School of the Arts. She's excited and grateful to be joining Ballet 5:8's professional company as an Apprentice for the 2017-2018 Season. Morgan has been teaching in the School of the Arts since 2015 and is looking forward to another year of sharing her passion for dance with the next generation. Morgan is also looking forward to her new role in the School of the Arts as the Youth Dance Division Director!