Zachary W Kelley is from the Seattle, Washington area where he discovered his passion for tap dance at the age of 8 years old. He has trained in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Musical Theater, and Ballroom. Today Zachary is currently based in Scottsdale, AZ where he trains and mentors child stars that have been seen on So You Think You Can Dance, World of Dance, America’s Got Talent, Dance Moms, and Disney Channel.
Zachary is highly sought out for taking the classic tap dance art form and giving it a fun, innovative, and modern twist. He has been seen working on conventions, tap festivals, workshops, and performances all over the United States, as well as throughout Europe in over 10 countries.
Zachary has worked with LA based tap company Rithem Dance Company, directed by Ryan Lohoff, choreographing and being seen in “The Voice” Mexico’s, Emilio Roman music video, “Prendelo,” choreographing for the Miss America Pageant Organization, and representing tap dance at the American College Dance Association. His choreography has been recognized and seen on the national and international level.
Zachary is a graduate from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor’s in Biology with an Emphasis in Pre-Medicine as well as a Dance Education Minor.
"Zach's presence at BC Dance has invigorated the tap program at our studio. My daughter gained a renewed love for tap. She has improved in her technique both by working with Zach directly and through the guest artists and workshop opportunities he has provided. Zach's positive and relentlessly encouraging energy has inspired Cassidy to always invest in herself for the many possible opportunities awaiting. His love for tap and mentoring have made such a difference!"