Educator. Choreographer. Creative.
Regardless of the location of the stage, theater, studio, concert venue or even a football field, Kelley has left her mark. After being trained by some of the greatest names in dance at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, the Atlanta native has forged a career that spans all genres of dance and crosses multiple industries - from sports to advertising to entertainment and beyond.
Kelley’s list of accomplishments is extensive and audiences around the world have been entertained by her dance moves. Her choreography and mesmerizing performances have been featured by the Atlanta Falcons both in national commercials and during halftime entertainment. Other choreography credits include the Fugees European tour, Musiq Soulchild Stir the Senses tour, and Toni Braxtons 2010 tour and television performances. Kelley danced with Beyonce Knowles in her video for Get Me Bodied and during her performance of the hugely popular Single Ladies during the 2009 MTV VMAs.
CiCi's work has also been performed on theatrical stages across the United States in a variety of shows including The Wilson Pickett Project and The Satin Dolls: A Duke Ellington Review, & Je’Caryaous Johnsons BAPS Live: The Musical. She was selected by film director Jon Turtletaub to provide dance directions to award-winning actor Morgan Freeman during the filming of the blockbuster hit, Last Vegas as well as the film BOLDEN with Director Dan Pritzker.
CiCi has additional performance credits on stage and in music videos, including the video for hip hop pioneer, LL Cool J Control Myself featuring Jennifer Lopez, and Outkast music video for Ghetto Music. Her choreography skills were also featured on MTV’s Emmy Award winning series, MTV MADE, as well as MTV MADE Head-to-Head Hip Hop Challenge.
Kelley has also stepped into her philanthropic shoes by helping up- and-coming young dancers start their careers off on the right foot with "The DARE DREAM DANCE Project," a C4 Atlanta fiscally sponsored initiative. Inclusive of the projects programming, Kelley provides unique commercial dance education training with a classical foundation, to develop world class artists who want to achieve success in the field of dance. Students have received numerous SAG- AFTRA credits, & over 20K in dance scholarships and professional work opportunities. She offers the Trifecta scholarship within the DARE DREAM DANCE framework to provide talented and highly ambitious young dancers the means with which to hone their craft and pursue their dreams in the three major dance centers: Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles.
Ms. Kelley holds a BA in Dance Performance & Choreography from Spelman College, and a Masters In Fine Arts From The University Of The Arts. In addition to placing choreography on numerous artist, stages, film productions, as well as educating eager dance students around the world, Kelley also serves as a Senior Lecturer & First Year Advisor at her alma mater and the #1 HBCU in the country, Spelman College in the department of Dance Performance & Choreography.
Georgia Lottery Commercial | Movement Coach
Back Stage For BOLDEN | Co-Choreographer + Featured Dancer
SPELMAN DANCE THEATRe
Acknowledgments | Affiliations
Experience & Dance
KONTROL Magazine Choreographer of The year 2013
Honored & selected amongst a panel of peers. Atlanta, GA
Pauline E. Drake Scholar Spelman College +
Faculty Member since 2017
Following the 6 women in my family as a legacy at Spelman College
Lifetime Experience & Dance Fellowship Recipient The University Of The Arts
Received a 20K scholarship to complete my Masters In Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA
Universal Dance Alliance Certified Judge
Celebration Of Dance Awards selection panel committee member.
C4 Atlanta Arts Force Member.
Xcel Talent Agency
The University Of The Arts.
Atlanta Public Schools.
Atlanta Hawks Cheerleaders.
Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders.
Georgia Production Partnership
Turn It Up Dance Challenge Competition Adjudicator & Master Instructor