Grace Kelly Studio was founded by Kelly McEvoy in 2009 with a mission of introducing children to the magical world of dance in a caring environment.
Director Kelly McEvoy was the owner of The Dance Centre, Inc. in Skippack, Pa for thirteen years. A distinguished educator feautured in Dance Teacher Magazine, Miss Kelly has had her dancers receive college scholarships for dance, scholarships to The American Academy of Ballet, The Governor’s school of the Arts, performed on cruise ships, and in Walt Disney world, just to name a few!
Kelly McEvoy was also the owner of Kandles and Kake in Manasquan, NJ.
Kelly McEvoy graduated dean’s list from DeSales University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance. Miss Kelly is certified to teach the Vaganova Ballet Syllabus, She attended The American Dance Festival at Duke University for two summers, The American Academy of Ballet Teacher Seminar in Purchase, NY and the Rhee Gold teacher Seminar in Arizona. She currently resides in Manasquan with her husband Tom and daughter Grace.
Miss Kelly takes great pride in sharing her enthusiasm and love for dance with her students. She encourages them every “step” of the way!
Morgan Kelly is a 2012 graduate from Montclair State University where she received her BFA in Dance. At MSU, Morgan was feautured in pieces choreographed by Paul Taylor, Donald McKayle, Jose Limon, and Earl Mosley. Along with taking class with the Amy Marshall Dance Company of NYC and the Koresh Dance Company of Pennsylvania, Morgan is trained in Horton, Limon, and Taylor techniques and firmly believes that the fundamentals of these techniques can be applied to all forms of dance. She was honored to be feautured as a solo performer at the 92nd St Y's celebration of Americana Choreographers and she also performed in the original piece "Breath" choreographed by Earl Mosley at the 2012 American College Dance Festival. Morgan graduated from Howell High School's prestigious performing arts program (FPAC) with a focus in dance. She started her dance training at the age of three under the direction of Nicole Tiedemann, Colleen Guy, and Dan Barris at the Monmouth Performing Arts Center in Howell, NJ.
As well as teaching dance, she also was the program coordinator for Monmouth County Recreation's department of Theater and Dance. Recently Morgan has been certified in the ballet based workout technique Pure Barre and teaches in Spring Lake, NJ.
Jackie has trained in many dance genres throughout her life such as ballet, modern, tap, and jazz.
In 2016, Jackie graduated with a BA in Dance and a minor in Business Administration from DeSales University. During her 4 years, she trained under Tim Cowart, Trinette Singleton, Lynn Weiner, Tara Madsen-Robbins, Rebecca Moyer and Julia Mayo. She has performed in the Desales University Dance Ensemble in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
During her pre-professional career, Jackie continued to study and perform in multiple showcases and festivals in Lehigh Valley, Lancaster, Philadelphia, NYC and San Francisco. In the summer of 2015, she worked as an Administrative Intern for The Joffrey Ballet School. She also performed in showcases including; Alonzo King LINES Training Program showcase, TRANSLATE: Voices of Dance, Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Downtown Dance Festival, and Rivers Merge Dance Festival.
Jackie is excited to be here at Grace Kelly Studio to share her knowledge and passion of dance with her students.