Ms. Kelly Alvarez

Ballet Director

Kelly Alvarez is a native of Los Angeles and has performed with companies such as PTERO DanceTheatre, Winifred Harris' Between Lines Dance Co., Brockus Project Dance Company, and MULTIPLEXDance, and for notable choreographers such as Christopher Huggins, Curt Haworth, Kim Bears-Bailey,Brian Sanders, Rei Aoo, and Manfred Fischbeck, among others. She has also appeared in commercialssuch as Diet Coke and in music videos for The Smashing Pumpkins and Depeche Mode. Kellycompleted her Master of Fine Arts in Dance from The University of California, Irvine and received aBachelor of Fine Arts in Modern Dance with honors from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.Kelly is certified in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the American Ballet Theatre® National TrainingCurriculum, and has been excited to implement this system at RDC as Ballet Director. Since receivingher comprehensive Pilates certification in 2007, Kelly has taught Pilates and worked as a physicaltherapist's aide in various studios in Southern California and was an on-set Pilates instructor toMichael Jackson's dancers in preparation for the famed "This Is It" world tour. As a choreographer,Kelly's work has been selected to be presented at the Southern Vermont Dance Festival, the Las VegasDance In The Desert Festival, McCallum Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival, EveokeCelebrate Dance Festival, Dancers Responding to AIDS, GLUE Performance Series, MixMatch DanceFestival, Cypress College, and UC Irvine, among others. Kelly also was the recipient of the People'sChoice Award and the Judge's Award/ Grand Prize at the Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival inUtah. She is the director of her own touring company, Kelly Alvarez and Artists. Fusing her experiencein kinesiology, injury prevention, and rehabilitation with her long history of diverse dance training inballet, modern, contemporary, and jazz, Kelly approaches each dance class with an eye for correct bodyplacement and mechanics, while also emphasizing the importance of performance qualities. She aimsto inspire each student to give their best in each class, providing opportunities for students of differentlearning styles to grasp and absorb the material. Kelly strives to give her students "the smarts, thestrength, and the passion!" Kelly is currently an Adjunct Professor of Dance at Loyola MarymountUniversity as well as guest faculty at the American Ballet Theatre Gillespie School and has also taughtat The University of California, Irvine and at Cypress College. An avid teacher since 1996, Kellycontinues to share her love of dance with students around the country through master classes,workshops, and private lessons. Kelly has been teaching at Revolution Dance Center since 2007 and isthe proud co-director of RDC's ballet program.

Personality Traits

Serene, Honest, and Imaginative