Ms. Kelly, a native of South Jersey with family roots in Estonia, earned a BA in both Dance and Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park, an MFA in Dance from Temple University, and an MSEd in Waldorf Education from Sunbridge College. She performed professionally with two different modern dance companies in Philadelphia before starting a family and beginning training to become a Waldorf teacher. Ms. Kelly was a class teacher for ten years at the Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge, NY, where her three children also attended. She has been a class teacher at the Rudolf Steiner School since 2011 and has taught a number of teacher training workshops at Sunbridge Institute in Chestnut Ridge, NY.
Outside of school Ms. Kelly is active with the Manhattan Taiko and Kizuna Taiko performance groups as well as the Filiae Patriae Estonian academic and cultural women’s group and the New York Estonian Mixed Choir.