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.
Who are you, and why do you support O’Mara Sprung Floors?
My name is Zachary Kelley, and I am currently on Team USA. I love O’Mara Sprung Floors because their floors allow me to project clear sounds when I tap dance.
What do you love?
I love tap dancing and being able to teach the next generation about the amazing art form. As well as traveling the world.
Why do you dance?
I dance because it excites me. I love being on stage and experiencing the rush of being in front of an audience.
Why do you choose to dance on O’Mara Sprung Floors?
The O’Mara floors are truly the best. My feet glide on the floor, allowing me to easily create rhythms and not getting my foot stuck like other flooring.
How would you like the world to know you?
Being one of the best tap coaches and revolutionize the dance industry.
Career highlights thus far:
Viral “Hey Siri” video with 2 million views
Teaching on various conventions/festivals
Students being Rockettes, Disney, WOD, SYTYCD, Juilliard
Current Home Base:
Where have you come from?
I have come from a very small town where dance was not fully accepted.
Where are you headed?
I would love to do more international work, and share my passion with the world.