Kellese Key is a 10-time US Open Champion and 7 times Grand Nationals Champion. Dancing since she was 2 years of age with extensive training in Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Clogging and Theatre, the stage was set for this dancer to make a huge impression on the West Coast Swing world.
Kellese entered the Swing Dance scene in 1991, scaling the ranks to her first US Open title within 3 years. In 1998, Kellese and partner Brent Key won the Classic Division, making Kellese the first female to ever win a title in both the Showcase and Classic divisions at the US Open. Her long (but still highly abbreviated) list of achievements include:
– 10-time US Open Champion
– 7-time USA Grand National Champion
– World Swing Dance Champion
– 2007 Impact Couple of the Year
– Dallas Dance Hall of Fame
– Feather Award for Best Showcase Dancer
Kellese actively competes, teaches, judges and performs all over the world. She is known her for infectious smile and ‘down to earth’ personality, it is very easy to approach her and feel comfortable with her. She is truly one of the rare gems of the WCS world!