Kelly Rothnie


Artistic Director

Kelly grew up in Brampton and started taking dance at age 3.  She has studied Ballet/Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre and Tap for several years throughout Canada.  She attended and graduated from the Mayfield S.S Dance Program.  Kelly has completed her teacher’s examinations with the British Association of Teachers in Dance in both Jazz and Tap.  

She trained with several master teachers and believes that she reached her fullest potential from training with a variety of teachers and strives to provide that same training at Dancercise. Kelly continued her dance career by dancing at local studios and workshops and master classes.  She has always had a passion for sharing her choreography with others and watching her ART come to life through her dancers. 

Kelly created Dancercise in 2004 to bring her passion for dance to her community. Dancercise has grown over the past 10 years and now is home to over 300 competitive and recreational dancers. Dancercise has won several overall studio awards including 2014 and 2015 Top studio at Kick It Up Brampton location.   Dance off winners in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 at Star Beat Competitions.  Dance off winners at On The Floor for 2015. Kelly strives to hire the best possible teaching staff of leading industry experts to offer her students the strongest dance education. 

Not only does Kelly run Dancercise but she is also a Business Development Manager at Impulse Technologies Ltd.  Kelly has been working with Impulse for over 15 years and loves the every changing role with this company. 

Kelly’s biggest goal is to pass on her passion and love for dance to each and every student.