owner & operator
Kellye Hall does it all! A “Jill of all trades,” early in life she was able to thrive in a variety of areas including academics, athletics, and the arts. She was always a natural dancer and even took tap and ballet classes as a child, but hip-hop was her passion. Growing up in rural Soul City, there were no hip-hop classes, so she and a group of friends came up with their own choreography, imitating popular artists of the time such as TLC.
Being a lover of music, she joined the band and took up the saxophone as early as 6th grade. This led to her growing into a leader and eventually becoming drum major of her high school band. Being Aggie-born, she was destined to be a member of the Blue and Gold Marching Machine at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, like her father and uncle. She was determined to lead the band as drum major and she achieved her goal, unknowingly becoming the first female drum major in the band’s history. Due to the band’s popularity, they became the official band of the Carolina Panthers, allowing Kellye to perform for crowds of over 70,000 people. She also joined the Theta Zeta Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority, Incorporated and choreographed musical transitions for the step team in a number of step shows.
However, she knew from the age of two that her calling in life was to be a doctor. While she enjoyed dancing and performing in college, it was always only something to keep her busy while she was ultimately preparing to give her life to medicine. Her performing was halted, only to be revived yearly at A&T’s homecoming, when alumni band members join the ranks with the University band to relive undergraduate days.
In 2018, she took her first hip-hop dance class at NC Dance District and instantly her passion for dance was renewed. After performing in Project: FULL OUT, she was finally able to live the life of a dancer, even if it was only locally. Once Ana, the studio’s founder, decided she wanted to pursue other projects, Kellye felt her purpose in life was shifting to serve people in a different way, through the art of dance. Though she spent most of her adult life as an Emergency Physician, she knew God was calling her to lead the studio. With Ana’s mentoring and guidance, Kellye has taken a leap of faith that she can not only physically help people through medicine, but now she can spiritually and emotionally help people by encouraging them to grow as dancers and in life in general. Giving all glory to God, she knows how to bring out the best in people and she strives to continue the work Ana has started so that people can live out whatever dreams they desire.
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Yoga4Dancers: "Flow yoga class specifically designed to enhance your dance skills! Stretch and strengthen your Dance Body. All levels welcome."
- Chrys Kub, PT ERYT 500
Hip Hop ReDefined: "......Sometimes smooth, sometimes hard....dance ReDeFined by the music."
"My Beginner Hip Hop dance class is for beginners to learn at their pace and to refine skills."
" My hip hop classes will have new age style focusing on individuality, personality and storytelling through the embodiment of moves!"
"My class will have included a commercial style of dance mixed with hip-hop, jazz, dancehall, and sassy elements. Come ready to be challenged in class while having a great time."
"I created and trademarked AfroSass in 2018 and it is the root of ALL music intersecting with the attitude of your strut. West African music is the vibe and the SASS will bring class to life!"
"POPthis is a class I created that's inspired by the Pro style of dance. This class embodies the versatility of jazz & hip hop while embracing your athleticism and inner sassiness"
“A hip hop choreography class that focuses on musicality, groove and floor work while adding flavor from other street styles like dancehall, house and breakdance.”
"My class will be focusing on intention and story telling through movement. I teach industry style/commercial hip hop with a “tour life” framework."
"My class will have hard-hitting moves, a sexy flair, and lots of attitude!"
"Lit Moves" is an energetic class influenced by music and individual personalities. I focus on freedom of expression by utilizing Hip Hop, House, African, Contemporary and my Flirtatious “Come-Hither” Improv Chair Dances."