Kelly Dalton is a photographer, writer, and long-time dance enthusiast with a degree in Public Relations from The University of North Carolina's School of Media and Journalism. During college, she was an avid explorer of the local social dance scene, and jumped back into technical classes shortly after graduating while working at the front desk of Ninth Street Dance. She's enjoyed dabbling in various styles including ballet, modern, contemporary, hip-hop, jazz funk, African, Latin, swing dancing, and more! She's been hired to perform with various local dance groups and local charity events. After receiving her certification to teach group fitness classes, Kelly also volunteered with a local nonprofit to create two consecutive years of dance fundraisers featuring a Zumba Dance Marathon and a "Dance Off" competition. These days she spends most of her time social dancing in the local West Coast Swing community, as well as competing in national West Coast Swing Dance events. Her next dream is to endeavor to create her own choreographed pieces by fusing contemporary dance into West Coast Swing partner dancing. Her love of dance is driven by her passion for music, and she has also spent time singing and playing guitar in church and with local bands. One of her favorite sayings about dance comes from Martha Graham: "Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion." Kelly believes that dance and art should and can be accessible to all people, no matter their age, race, status, body type, or ability.