Lynnette Kelley retires from examining for the RAD
“Mrs. Kelley was one of my teachers, and has been an inspiration in my life and many others, we celebrated with her as she is retiring from examining for the Royal Academy of Dance.” – Cheryl Geddert
This past weekend a group of RAD teachers and friends gathered to celebrate the ever-inspiring Lynnette Kelley, read her full bio here:
Lynnette Kelley ARAD, A.T. Dip.
Royal Academy of Dance Examiner
Canadian born, Lynnette Kelley completed her dance training, including the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Advanced 2, in Victoria, BC at the Wynne Shaw Dance Studio. She spent several summers studying on scholarship at the Banff School of Fine Arts.
In 1971, she prepared for, and was awarded the Royal Academy of Dance Teaching Diploma. Just one year later, she was appointed to the Academy’s Board of Examiners; first, as a Graded Examiner, then in 1988, as a Vocational Examiner.
Mrs. Kelley was owner and director of the Prince Rupert Academy of Dance from 1971 to 1973, followed by the Garibaldi School of Dance in Squamish, BC from 1974 to 1993. During those years, students were prepared for numerous performances and examinations.
As a faculty member of the Goh Ballet Academy in Vancouver from 1985 to 2011, Mrs. Kelley prepared hundreds of students successfully for RAD Vocational Examinations, of which 30 female and seven male candidates were awarded the Solo Seal.
Mrs. Kelley has also coached numerous candidates in preparation for the prestigious Genée International Ballet Competition, with four being awarded medals.
Thank you Mrs. Kelley for your dedication and years of service to the RAD!