In 1995, Kelly went on to dance with Ballet Theatre of Annapolis under the direction of the late Edward Stewart, rising to the rank of soloist. While in Annapolis, she danced in many classical & contemporary ballets including Paquita, Dracula, and Carmina Burana. In Swan Lake, Kelly shared the stage with Christine Dunham and Wes Chapman, former principals with American Ballet Theatre. She also danced the role of Snow Queen in the Nutcracker, as well as other leading roles like the Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty, and the Grand Pas de Deux from Le Corsaire.
Kelly returned to Reading and began to teach at The Dance Academy of Berks Ballet and also perform with BBT. She was appointed Associate Director of the company in 2006, and Artistic Director in 2007. As a choreographer, her ballet “Bach Sonata Quartet” was performed during the 2005 Regional Dance America Northeast festival in Harrisburg.
Along with her job as Artistic Director of BBT, Kelly is the Principle Teacher at the Berks Ballet Theatre Conservatory of Dance, teaching levels 1 through 7. Kelly hopes to continue the tradition of BBT and promote excellence in ballet training and performance in Berks County.