Kelly Rodriguez

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Kelly is a Miami based belly dance performance artist, instructor and choreographer. She is the assistant director and a principal dancer of the esteemed company – Virginia’s Wa Nour Al Ayun. With the company, and as the Protege of Virginia, Kelly has performed for international audiences in Argentina, Egypt, France, the Caribbean, and throughout the US. As a soloist, Kelly’s flawless performances and innovative choreographies have made her the darling of the South East Region. She currently conducts classes for all ages and levels throughout many popular Miami dance studios.

In 2012 she founded Belly by Kelly – a professional performance and instructional company. Her young troupe, The Gems, immediately began to captivate audiences, winning the 2014 Rakstar first place award in the teen group category, as well as, crowned the People’s Choice winners. Kelly’s  accomplishments as a soloist include the People’s Choice Winner at the Ya Halla Y’all competition in Texas and the 2014 2nd place winner of the Professional category, as well as, the People’s Choice winner, at the Rakstar International competition in Miami. 

In 2017 she was selected to be a part of Munique Neith’s International Performing Company in one of the biggest festivals in Europe, Egipto en Barcelona. During the festival she competed along side another member of Virginia’s Wa Nour Al Ayun Performing Company, taking home second place in the Duet category. In 2015 and 2016 Kelly was invited to teach and perform in North Carolina for Pyramid Road. In 2018 she will be teaching and performing in Texas and Japan as part of Virginia’s theatrical production “Reflections ON TOUR”.