Kelly Todd Grandusky
Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical & Children's
A Palm Beach County native, Kelly began studying dance at the age of 7. Over the years, she studied ballet, tap, jazz,
lyrical and hip hop at several different dance studios across South Florida. She first attended college at the University of Florida as an English Education major and a Dance minor. While at UF, she took courses
in teaching methods, ballet, modern, jazz and African dance. She also became a member of DANZA Dance Company and served as
the organization’s Historian. Additionally, she became a member of a local dance company, Gainesville Danscompany, and performed in productions of "Cats" and "The Wiz."
Kelly transferred to Florida International University where she was a scholarship student and received a Cum Laude Bachelor of Arts
degree in Dance Education. She served as both the President and Vice President of the Student Dance Association at FIU and
performed with the dance department’s resident dance company, Project: MOVE. As a dance major, she traveled to Coker
College in South Carolina for the Southeast Region’s American College Dance Festival. During her senior year she received both the "Outstanding Academic Achievement
in Dance" and the "Outstanding Service to the Dance Department" awards and was recognized in Dance Teacher Magazine for teaching dance to blind and visually impaired children, the topic of her
Upon graduation, Kelly went to NYC to serve as an intern at the renowned Broadway Dance Center, where she had the opportunity to study exclusively with the nation’s finest
dance educators including Frank Hatchett, Maria Torres, Michele Assaf, Ginger Cox, Dorit Koppel, and Shea Sullivan. She also
took this time to expand her dance knowledge, by taking classes in Salsa and Belly Dancing. She was later offered a position
with Club Med Resorts where she served as the choreographer and show producer for all the nightly shows.
As choreographer and show producer, she helped create several family oriented musical revues, ran rehearsals with show dancers,
and performed as the lead dancer in many of the shows.
Kelly returned to Palm Beach County where she has since worked for Dreyfoos School of the Arts as a substitute teacher and as a dance teacher in the school's ARTSPrimer Outreach
After-Care and Summer Programs. She has performed at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, in the Orange Bowl Half-Time Show
as a featured “Patch Dancer” with Shaggy and SheDaisy, and toured the nation as a “Caravan Kid” with
Hoctor’s Dance Caravan. She has nearly 20 years of teaching experience in dance and continues to further her dance education
by attending workshops and conventions in dance, including Jump Rhythm Jazz Project in Chicago and the Florida Dance Festival in Miami. Kelly has been a member of several dance organizations including Florida
Dance Association, National Dance Education Organization and its state affiliate, Florida Dance Education Organization.