Salsa Instructor, Team Director, Performer
Kelly Atwood has been teaching at Salsa with Silvia since September 2011, when Silvia first opened her own studio location in DC. While her knowledge of body awareness began with gymnastics and expanded through the study of martial arts, Kelly has spent years attending workshops and classes for multiple styles of dance from ballet to cha-cha and even Brazilian zouk. For teaching, Kelly specializes in Salsa on1 for the studio, but continues to extend her horizons to gain a better understanding of rhythm, musicality, and style. Kelly is also the director of the , and competes regionally with her dance partner, Derrick Brooks. From her first taste of salsa while living in Mexico to the experience and technique she has now, Kelly continues to share her love and enjoyment for Latin music and culture wherever she can.
Kelly was one of the first two Salsa With Silvia instructors when the studio opened in 2011. We are thankful for her dedication and loyalty to the studio. Kelly has been competing and performing with her partner and instructor Derrick Boorks as well as with Amika Dance Company. She teaches group and private lessons and she is available to perform and teach at private and corporate events.