Maureen Kelly began her training at the Santa Barbara Ballet Center in California where shestudied under Denise Rinaldi (FISTD, Cecchetti Examiner) and Michelle Hulse (RAD Examiner). While there, she earned marks of Highly Commended and Honours on both her Cecchetti and RAD exams (Grades and Majors), and performed as a member of the Santa Barbara Festival Ballet. To supplement her training, she attended summer programs at CPYB and Boston Ballet.
Kelly relocated to Boston in 2004 to continue studying at Boston Ballet School. In addition to her training, she performed with the school ensemble and in Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker, worked for the Education and Community Initiatives Citydance program, and became a teacher’s assistant. She returned to CPYB in August 2007 for a teachers’ workshop led by Marcia Dale Weary and Darla Hoover along with Melinda Howe and Leslie Hench.
In September 2007, Kelly joined the faculty of Boston Ballet School at the Boston location, and also taught a creative movement class and a pre-ballet class at Hill House, an independent community center serving downtown Boston. Kelly has since taught at SDP Newton, SDW Newton and Marblehead, and currently teaches in the Children’s Program and Elementary levels at the Newton studio as well as continuing to work with Citydance.