SCHS Dance Team Staff

Kelley Brown

Coach

Kelley Brown is originally from Northern California. She has studied various dance forms including Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Modern, Tap, Contemporary, Military and Hip Hop for the past 25 years. Kelley received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Performance with honors, along with a minor in Leadership and Organizational Studies from Chapman University. Kelley is a BASI certified Pilates Instructor with comprehensive dance specialization, along with a certification in Burn At The Barre. Kelley has been apart of the United Spirit Association for 12 years where she taught for the Dance Staff as a Head Instructor. She was apart of the program development team for the Dance Program as well as a Judge for the USA in both regional and national competitions. Kelley has taught and choreographed for several studios in Southern California where she has been awarded for her choreography. Kelley has been apart of the teaching staff at PAVE School of the Arts for the past 4 years, where she teaches Pilates, Flexibility, and Jazz to all ages. Kelley is passionate about supporting every student and encouraging them to be the best dancer and person they can be. She is extremely humbled and grateful for the opportunity to be a support system for this wonderful program. Kelley looks forward to continuing the legacy and traditions so many have contributed before her, promoting unity, and excellence in all she does.

Laura Flynn

Director

Laura Flynn trained at the Ballet Conservatory in Aliso Viejo since she was three years old studying jazz, ballet, pointe, hip hop, lyrical, and contemporary.  She then moved into the world of competitive dance with her high school team earning numerous national champion titles and served as captain her senior year.  After graduating she went on to work at Capistrano Dance Company where she has been teaching, coaching, and choreographing for dancers ranging between the ages of 2-18 and of various levels.  Laura has received many choreography and specialty awards for her routines at regional and national competitions.  While working at Capistrano Dance, she attended University of California, Irvine to receive her Bachelor's as well as Master's in Teaching.  Currently, she is a math teacher here at San Clemente High School. 

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Kelly Devine

Technical Dance Instructor

Kelly Devine is committed to the art of dance and works hard to introduce and instill just the right amount of self-expression, discipline, and passion in each of her students.  She attended Chapman University where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater and Dance. Post graduation, she toured as well as performed, instructed and judged Dance Competitions across the country. Credits include: Nike, New Balance, Hard Tail, Adidas, Trina Turk, KMS International, Orange County's Arts Educator of the Year and more.  Kelly spent 8 years teaching at San Clemente High School, where she implemented the International Baccalaureate Dance Program. She also taught P.E. Dance, R.O.P. Dance, I.B. Dance and led the San Clemente High School Dance Team to 10 USA National Titles. Currently Kelly enjoys freelance choreography, teaching master classes, serving as Dance aTAK's co-director and being a Mom to her 3 young children.

Photos courtesy of Juli Isola Photography, Jamie Chriss, Matt Robertson

San Clemente High School Dance Team 2017-2020