Kelly Charlton is the owner of Pacific West Performing Arts, a competitive and recreational dance studio located in Lake Stevens and Snohomish. She has performed regionally and nationally including ‘Carnival: Choreographer’s Ball’ at the Key Club in Los Angeles, and most recently performed throughout Hong Kong for the Chinese New Year festival. Kelly’s modern, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, tap, and lyrical choreography has received numerous awards due in full to the artistic vision she and her students share.
Over the years she has seen former students become award-winning teachers and working dancers of their own accord. Before opening PacWest in 2004 she taught at Elizabeth’s Dance Dimensions, Ninth Avenue School of Dance, Dance Academy of Bellevue, Pacific Lutheran University, American Dance Conservatory, North Seattle Community College, Kirkland Dance Center, Lake Stevens High School and Snohomish High School. She was also the choreographer for the Northwest Savoyards and Trinity Lutheran College collaboration of ‘How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying’.
Kelly is currently in her fourth year as a Sea Gal, the professional cheer squad for the Seattle Seahawks. She has tw
ice received the highest score during the Sea Gal auditions, a grueling process that begins with over 200 candidates. If you ask her about our Super Bowl chances she will tell you with unabashed certainty that this is our season. Go Hawks!