KELLY FLANSBURG’S philosophy is that we move for pleasure, communal bonding, and self-expression; dance in the arts provides growth in physical health, emotional maturation, social awareness, and cognitive development. She believes that all art forms are personal expressions that we choose to share with others. Individuals of all ages and abilities can show who they are through the arts and with our help through community outreach and teaching artists in schools we are able to share our talent and inspire others to do the same.
Kelly’s formal education in Creative Arts in Therapy with a concentration in dance therapy has provided her with numerous hands-on experiences with different ages and abilities. As a student, she was given the opportunity to work with at-risk adolescents, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and elderly with Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia. In addition, her dance training and dance teaching experience span over twenty years for all ages and abilities. Kelly was fortunate to attend the New York State Summer School of the Arts working with Carolyn Adams, Robert Battle, Julie Strandberg, Erika Pujic, and Danny Grossman. She also attended Complexions Contemporary Ballet Summer Intensive and Jacob’s Pillow. During college, Kelly was a company member for Nacre Dance Company reconstructing and performing work from our dance past including works of Isadora Duncan, May O’Donnell, Charles Weidman, and others. When living in New York City, Kelly had the pleasure of dancing with Bryce Dance Company, Jinah Parker Project: SHE, Earl Mosley, STREB Extreme Action and she is a co-founder of eSKay Arts Collective. Her goal as a teacher, dancer, and artist is to share my passion for movement and expression with others.
“To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful… This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking”
Agnes De Mille