Schedule:  (a few spots available at the door) 

 Friday August 7, 2015

    Dancers' Showcase: Duke Energy Theater

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm (doors open at 7 pm)

  • Tickets available through the Blumenthal Performing Arts Box Office, located in the Belk Theater Lobby at 130 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, 28202; Telephone: 704-372-1000 and

 Saturday August 8, 2015

   Workshop:  10:30 am - 12:30 pm  

  • KEEP CALM AND SHIMMY: How to execute shimmies with ease even with layers on top

   Workshop:  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  

  • LET IT FLOW. How to make your movements flow and transition seamlessly. Make it extra ooey gooey. 


 Sunday August 9, 2015

    Workshop:  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  



Date:  August 7-9, 2015

About the artist
​Kelly is a Miami based belly dance performance artist, instructor and choreographer. A native of Venezuela, Kelly fell in love with Middle Eastern dance and culture in 2001 under the direction of internationally-renowned instructor Virginia. Her talent and drive made her the obvious choice of assistant director and lead dancer in Virginia’s company – Wa Nour Al Ayun. With the company, Kelly has performed for international audiences in Argentina, Egypt, France and throughout the US.

As a soloist, Kelly’s flawless performances and innovative choreographies have made her a crowd favorite. In 2014 Kelly was the People's Choice winner at Ya Halla Y'all in Texas as well as at Rakstar in Miami. In 2006 she was invited to compete on the famous television show “Sabado Gigante” where she placed first above dancers from around the world.

She currently conducts nearly sold-out classes at Utopia Performing Arts Academy, where she directs the young bellydance troupe The Scarlet Jewels. Along with Utopia, Kelly teaches at Spotlight Dance Academy and Infinity Dance Studios in Miami. In 2012 she founded Belly by Kelly, LLC-A professional performance and instructional company

Day Trip:

Hafla Location:  

Duke Energy Theater/Spirit Square

345 North College Street

Charlotte, NC 28202