Kelly Taiclet, born and raised in San Angelo, TX, is currently attending the University of North Texas and majoring in Fashion Design. Kelly has studied dance since the age of three and has studied ballet seriously since the age of seven. Kelly began her ballet training at the San Angelo Civic Ballet (SACB) under the direction of Meghann Bridgemann. During her eleven years of studying ballet at SACB Kelly has been in Swan Lake, numerous performances of The Nutcracker, as well as new works by Meghann Bridgemann including Sweet Irene, The Jazz Affair, Philosophy in Motion, and many more. Kelly also spent two summers studying ballet with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet during their five week long Summer Intensive. Kelly is passionate about ballet and spreading appreciation of ballet, and is very grateful for the opportunity to work with and teach at the Denton Ballet Academy.