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Briana Blair Kelly is a multidisciplinary artist, dance educator, and photographer in Buffalo, NY. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from SUNY Fredonia and an MFA in Choreography & Performance from SUNY Brockport. Kelly is a Senior Lecturer at Niagara University, where she teaches Jazz, Irish, and Tap. She is also Adjunct Dance Faculty at SUNY Fredonia where she teaches Tap, Jazz, and a variety of other dance courses. Kelly is a Teaching Artist & Choreographer at The Academy of Theatre Arts and the Unique Theatre, and is the founder & Artistic Director ROCeltic, a Rochester based dance company. She is also an award winning Musical Theatre Choreographer. 




Recent choreographic credits: Sondheim Tribute Review (2023), The Yellow Turtle (2023), Mary Poppins (2023), Bye Bye Birdie (2023), Phil Billy Trio (2022), You're A Good Man Charlie Brown (2022), The Story We Carry In Oue Bones (2021), The Wild Swans of Coole (2021), The TIdes Between Us (2021), Warrior Women (2021).

Recent performance credits: Dances at MuCCC (2023), Canandaigua Culture Festival (2023), Genesee Country Village and Museum's Celtic Faire (2023), Finger Lakes Celtic Festival (2023), Cobblestone Lunchtime Concert (2023), ROCeltic: The Stories We Carry In Our Bones (Rochestr Fringe 2022), ROCeltic: A Poet's Song and Dance (Rochester Fringe 2021)

Current projects: ROCeltic: Hybridity, Identity, and Roving Irishness (Rochester Fringe 2023), Niagara University Dance Theatre Concert

Upcoming performances: Nazareth MAD Weekend Artist Showcase, Dance at MuCCC (Rochester Fringe), Niagara Celtic Festival, ROCeltic: Hybridity, Identity, and Roving Irishness (Rochester Fringe)

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