Jean Kelley

Jean Kelley

Adjunct Facultyjean-kelley

Department: Performing Arts

Contact Information

Campus: Main

Office Number: N/A


Phone number: (623) 845-4905



Jean Kelley was born and raised in Arizona and began dancing at a local studio at age 3. She spent her childhood studying various dance styles, competing with her studio, and performing with her high school pom team. In college, Jean studied jazz and tap at the University of Arizona but later transferred to Arizona State University, studying ballet and modern and obtaining her B.F.A. in Performance Dance in 2006. Upon completion of her degree, she joined a local contemporary dance company called CONDER/dance for three seasons where she had the privilege to dance in the Camai Dance Festival in Bethel, Alaska and the W.A.V.E Rising Series in Brooklyn, New York among many other local shows and venues, including Breaking Ground. She has worked with many artists over the years, dancing with A Ludwig Dance Theater, Mary Fitzgerald Dance, Karen Schupp, Wight Noise Dance Company, Sara Malan-McDonald and Treeline Dance Works, based out of New York City. In 2008, Jean became certified in Group Fitness and Personal Training from Glendale Community College and has been teaching fitness and various dance classes around the valley since the completion of her certificates. She is currently serving as adjunct faculty at Glendale Community College, where she teaches technique classes in ballet, jazz, and modern and choreographs on their resident dance company VERVE.