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Kelly McMahon Crain
Kelly McMahon Crain, a Houston Texas native, received her formative training under Evelyn Ireton at Houston Academy of Dance. She was awarded a scholarship and attended The University of Texas at Austin where she majored in Dance. Kelly has been recognized by the American College Dance Festival for her choreography and has been on staff at Bataille Academy of the Danse in Barrington for the past ten years. She has taught at Joel Hall, School of Performing Arts, and various other local studios in the Chicagoland area since 2000. Kelly is also on faculty for Applause Talent and has taught master workshops nationally since 2004.
She danced with Chrysalis Dance Company in Houston, Texas, before moving to Chicago. She joined Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre in Chicago in 2003 where she served as Rehearsal Director, Costume Designer, Events Advisory Board member and company member. Kelly has studied and worked with Gus Giordano, Doug Elkins, Claire Bataille, Pam Tanis, Patty Eyler, Sean Curran, Sheryl Mann, Michelle Manzanales of Luna Negra Dance Theater, Eddy Ocampo, Dionna PridGeon, Harrison McEldowney and Wilfredo Rivera. Kelly currently choreographs and teaches master classes throughout the nation. When she’s not dancing, Kelly enjoys spending family time with her husband Josh and their new daughter Marin Evelyn.