AUSTIN KELLY is from Overland Park, KS, where he began dancing at Jody Phillips Dance Company and later studied at the University of Hartford’s The Hartt School where he graduated summa cum laude earning a BA in Performing Arts Management with minors in Dance Performance and Business Management in 2021. He has performed works by Paul Taylor, José Limón, August Bournonville, Lar Lubovitch, and Stephen Pier. While earning his degree, he simultaneously studied Paul Taylor’s style through The Taylor School’s winter intensives, summer intensives, and virtual classes held during the Covid-19 pandemic. Austin danced with Alison Cook Beatty Dance after graduating. He joined the Paul Taylor Dance Company in winter 2021.