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Sara Kelly


Dance Specialist

I was born and grew up in a small town in Scotland. Growing up I developed a passion for dance which gave me the opportunity to compete and perform across the globe and eventually gain my teaching qualification in Dance. It was my love for teaching dance that led me to completing a B.Ed in Primary Education. I went on to teach in both Scotland and Dubai, before finally moving to Chicago where I was thrilled to join the team at BISCLP.

It is such a wonderful feeling being part of a vibrant international community of learners and educators. The school really embraces the same philosophies of teaching that underpin my practice. Learning is personalized to each student’s interests and learning style. With a focus on their individual learning journeys, I aim to provide a learning environment that fosters a sense of security and equips children with the tools and opportunities to develop a sense of self belief and break down any barriers to learning. They should feel comfortable, resilient and optimistic to overcome any challenges they face.    

After working as a KS2 class teacher at BISLP, my passion for dance has provided me with the opportunity to take on the role as Dance Teacher. I strongly believe that every person, young or old, should have the opportunity to enjoy dance in any form. In addition to contributing to a physically healthy lifestyle, dance can allow children to express themselves emotionally and provide them with skills that can be applied across all walks of life. 


  • Universities Attended: Glasgow University,Manchester Metropolitan University, Ried Kerr Collegue 
  • Degrees Earned: Higher Dance, B.Ed Primary and Early Years Education (Hons), MSc Psychology 
  • Certification Earned: British Association of Teacher of Dance Membership Teacher, QTS and BP