Meet our faculty...

Kelly Hesp

Kelly Hesp was born and raised in Newport Beach, California. She began dancing at Irvine Dance Academy and spent over ten years at Focus Dance Center as a competitive dancer. Throughout her early years, she trained in various styles of dance including jazz, lyrical, tap, ballet, and hip-hop. During high school, she danced with Orchesis Dance Company at Corona Del Mar, where she was given the opportunity to be captain of her team for two years and was able to choreograph and perform for their annual concerts, rallies and other venues. Kelly has choreographed for Odyssey Dance Academy’s competition team and is known for her vivacious teaching style and creative choreography. Kelly is a dance and communication major at Chapman University where she continues to train in ballet, jazz, modern, tap, and ballroom. She has performed in the annual Chapman American Celebration event and is apart of the Chapman Dance Alliance where she choreographs and performs at their annual show. Kelly is excited to perform with the Chapman Dance Tour this year, which tours throughout Orange and LA counties, as well as Las Vegas. Kelly is a certified barre instructor at Everbarre in Irvine and enjoys combining her passion for dance and fitness. She also teaches master classes for Orchesis Dance Company. Kelly has a clear passion for team unity and strives to create an atmosphere where all students will learn and advance with each other.