MRS. KELLY ALVAREZ
ABT Certified Ballet Director
Kelly Alvarez is a native of Los Angeles and has performed with companies such as PTERO Dance Theatre, Winifred Harris' Between Lines Dance Co., Brockus Project Dance Company, and MULTIPLEX Dance, 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 commercials such as Diet Coke and in music videos for The Smashing Pumpkins and Depeche Mode. Kelly completed her Master of Fine Arts in Dance from The University of California, Irvine and received a Bachelor 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 Training Curriculum, and has been excited to implement this system at RDC as Ballet Director. Since receiving her comprehensive Pilates certification in 2007, Kelly has taught Pilates and worked as a physical therapist's aide in various studios in Southern California and was an on-set Pilates instructor to Michael 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 Vegas Dance In The Desert Festival, McCallum Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival, Eveoke Celebrate Dance Festival, Dancers Responding to AIDS, GLUE Performance Series, MixMatch Dance Festival, Cypress College, and UC Irvine, among others. Kelly also was the recipient of the People's Choice Award and the Judge's Award/ Grand Prize at the Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival in Utah. She is the director of her own touring company, Kelly Alvarez and Artists. Fusing her experience in kinesiology, injury prevention, and rehabilitation with her long history of diverse dance training in ballet, modern, contemporary, and jazz, Kelly approaches each dance class with an eye for correct body placement and mechanics, while also emphasizing the importance of performance qualities. She aims to inspire each student to give their best in each class, providing opportunities for students of different learning styles to grasp and absorb the material. Kelly strives to give her students "the smarts, the strength, and the passion!" Kelly is currently an Adjunct Professor of Dance at Loyola Marymount University as well as guest faculty at the American Ballet Theatre Gillespie School and has also taught at The University of California, Irvine and at Cypress College. An avid teacher since 1996, Kelly continues 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 is the proud co-director of RDC's ballet program.
Serene, Honest, and Imaginative