Kelly Gammie is a seasoned performer, passionate instructor and lover of the choreographic process. She currently performs with and co-choreographs for the all-female, hip hop crew DEUCEnDIP (most notably featured on five episodes of Much Music’s NML Dance Battlez) and with Toronto based dance group ABS Crew. She is also the founder of the Invictus Dance Project, a collective that brings together dancers of various backgrounds to create unique contemporary performances.
Kelly holds a B.F.A. from York University, where she studied ballet and contemporary. Prior to her post-secondary education, she received fourteen years of formal training in ballet, pointe, jazz and tap. While living in the Niagara Region, her interest in hip hop led to her seek out training through local street dancers and online videos. She continues to train in Toronto, where she now resides.
Dance has been central to her personal development and evolving self. Such lessons greatly inform her creative process and are embodied in her teaching philosophies. She aims to inspire her students to perform and create with confidence in one’s artistic voice. She currently teaches in Toronto (Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, Bayview School of Ballet) and has had the honour of guest teaching and choreographing for dancers in various parts of the country. Additionally, she has worked with social outreach, arts-based programs such as Just Bgraphic and Outside Looking In.