Briana Blair Kelly is a multidisciplinary artist and dance educator in Rochester, NY. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from SUNY Fredonia and an MFA in Choreography and Performance from SUNY Brockport. Kelly is a Lecturer in Jazz Dance at Niagara University and the Director of the Main St 56 Dance Company where she teaches Tap, Theater dance, Irish dance, and Contemporary. She is a substitute teacher for the Rochester City School District and The Aquinas Institute, and a Dance Adjudicator for the Rochester Broadway Theatre League’s Stars of Tomorrow. Kelly is the choreographer for Monroe Community College, Main St. 56 Theater, and Palmyra-Macedon High School.

Her recent choreographic credits include: Newsies (2020-Palmyra-Macedon High School), Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (2019-Monroe Community College), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2019-School of the Arts), Rocky Horror Picture Show (2019-Harvester 56 Theater), ROCeltic (2019-Rochester Fringe Festival), Newsies (2019-Harvester 56 Theater), Mamma Mia (2019-Harvester 56 Theater), School House Rocks Live! (2019-Monroe Community College), Anything Goes (2019-Palmyra-Macedon High School), On Broadway 10: Saving the Best For Last (2019-Harvester 56 Theater), Annie (2018-Harvester 56 Theater), Godspell (2018-Monroe Community College), Playing with Potential: Expanding the Irish Dance Tradition (2018-Rochester Fringe Festival), Cabaret (2018-Harvester 56 Theater), Reverence for Éire: Expanding the Tradition (2018-Bill Evan’s 6th Annual Somatic Dance Conference, 2017-MAD Weekend at Nazareth College, 2017-Dance/HARTWELL), Irish Spring (2017).

Recent performance credits include: ROCeltic (2019-Rochester Fringe Festival), Rhythmic Conversation (2019-Salt City Dance Festival and Bill Evan's 7th Annual Somatic Dance Conference), Mamma Mia (2019-Harvester 56 Theater), On Broadway 10: Saving the Best For Last (2-10-Harvester 56 Theater), Playing with Potential: Expanding the Irish Dance Tradition (2018-Rochester Fringe Festival), On Broadway 9:100 Years of Broadway (2018-Harvester 56 Theater), Reverence for Éire: Expanding the Tradition (2018-Bill Evan’s 6th Annual Somatic Dance Conference, 2017-MAD Weekend at Nazareth College, 2017-Dance/HARTWELL), Irish Spring (2017), and Jack Rabbit (2017-Rochester Fringe Festival).

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