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Founder/Artistic Director/Choreographer/Performer

Briana Blair Kelly is a multidisciplinary artist and dance educator in Buffalo, NY. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from SUNY Fredonia and an MFA in Choreography and Performance from SUNY Brockport. Kelly is an Adjunct Lecturer in Dance at SUNY Fredonia, where she teaches various technique and theory classes each semester. She is also a Senior Lecturer at Niagara University, where she teaches Jazz, Irish, and Tap. Recent choreographic credits: Amalgamation & When Expectations Fade, I Find Me (Niagara University Dance Theatre 2023), ROCeltic: Hybridity, Identity, and Roving Irishness (Rochester Fringe Festival 2023), Mary Poppins (Palmyra-Macedon High School, 2023, winner of Best Dance Ensemble and Best Musical Production in Wayne County)


Performer (2024)

Emily started dancing for the Johnston School of Irish Dance when she was 4 and still considers her friends and teachers to be a second family! She graduated from Niagara University in 2022 with BFA in Theatre Performance.



Performer/Choreographer (2021)

Samantha Balbi has been dancing most of her life and has extensive training in many styles of dance. She is currently a dance major at SUNY Brockport also teaches at Main St. 56 Dance Company. She is very lucky to be a part of ROCeltic!


Performer (2023)

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Choreographer/Performer (2019)

Mya Cowick has been dancing for 10 years and a competitive dancer for 7 years. She has trained in many styles including tap, contemporary, jazz and ballet. Mya has been dancing with ROCeltic since 2019, the year the company was founded. She loves dancing and performing with her fellow company members.


Performer (2023)

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Performer (2024)

Jude Hare is a 19 year old high school senior, hailing from a rural homestead in Hilton NY. He is an open champion Irish Dancer that has trained for 11 years at the Rochester Academy of Irish Dance and has World Qualified the past 2 years. His other interests include music composition to which he boasts his own Youtube channel, found easily by searching his name. There is not an instrument, whether traditional nor obscure that he cannot master. Jude has a passion for creative writing and has been a successful theatrical entertainer; having played many major roles in several musicals at Rochester’s OFC Creations theater. He has been accepted to RIT for the fall of 2024 to major in Illustration with the goal of earning his BFA. When not involved in the arts, his favorite past time is playing video games with and spending time with friends. Jude will now increase the male dancers in ROCeltic from one to two and is excited to be a new addition to this unique professional dance company.


Choreographer/Performer (2019)

Austen Kelly has always loved to dance and loved the stage. Diagnosed with autism at 2, he “talks with his feet”. He began formally studying dance with Rhythmic Tap when he was 9. He later added Modern and then Ballet.  In 2010 Kelly and his family moved to Rochester, where in 2013 he graduated from the SOTA with a degree in Dance. By that time, he had added African, Flamenco, Jazz, Irish Dance, singing and acting to his repertoire. He holds an AAS in Theatre Arts from MCC and a BA in Dance from SUNY Brockport.  He is a several-time World Qualifier and participant at both the World Irish Dance Championships and the North American Irish Dance Championships. He has performed in several Rochester Fringe Festivals pieces, and has performed with Cheryl Johnson, Rochester Dance Theatre, Frazee Feet Dance, Jamieson Irish Dance, Roceltic, Heidi Latsky Dance, Dance/Hartwell, Sankofa, Jean Rubingu, Anne Wilcox, BioDance Bricolage, and individually. He was chosen as a finalist for Creatives Rebuild New York.



Choreographer/Performer (2019)

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Performer (2024)

Lys Kirby (they/them) is a 3rd year graduate student at SUNY Brockport and will graduate with their MFA in May 2024. Their thesis research is focused on the connection between emotion and dance. Lys also holds a BFA in Theatre & dance from Missouri State University.



Choreographer/Performer (2021)

Leigh LeFevre first began dancing at the Main St. 56 Dance Company and took classes in tap, ballet, and contemporary.  She was most interested in tap dancing and continued to tap dance for over five years. She  recently graduated high school and decided to longer take classes, but to continue dancing with ROCeltic instead!


 Performer (2019)

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Choreographer/Performer (2022)

Rory Miles is an Open Championship level Irish dancer with Jamieson Irish Dance who has been dancing for 11 years. Dance has played a big role in her life and has taught her how to work hard. Rory's first show with ROCeltic was “ROCeltic: The Stories We Carry In Our Bones” at the 2022 Rochester Fringe Festival and is very excited to continue performing and improving with her fellow company members!


Performer (2023)

Ally is an open championship dancer for Rochester Academy of Irish Dance. She is currently a student at SUNY Fredonia studying Childhood Inclusive Education, while continuing to compete. This is her first year with ROCeltic and she's excited to perform in the Rochester Fringe Festival later this year!

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Performer (2023)

Makayla is an open championship level Irish dancer from Rochester Academy of Irish Dance and currently studying Social Work at SUNY Fredonia! She's been Irish dancing competitvely for 12 years. Makayla is excited to start performing with ROCeltic and hopes to continue dancing with the company for many more years!


Performer (2023)

Kaitlyn Moran has been dancing for 10 years and has danced competitively for 8. She has trained in many styles which include, contemporary, hip hop, tap, jazz and ballet. This is her first year doing Roceltic and she loved learning the dances and performing with new people.



Choreograher/Performer (2019)

Kayla Stone is an Open Championship level dancer with Jamieson Irish dance. Kayla started dancing at 3 years old learning ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop. At 7 years old she started learning Irish dance which she has stuck with for the past 12 years. Kayla is also currently studying psychology and sustainability at SUNY Geneseo. Kayla has been a member of ROCeltic since 2019. She loves dancing with ROCeltic and is excited to watch the company and members grow!

Company Members: Meet the Company
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