University of Arizona
School of Dance

Zachary Kelley

Arizona Jazz

Dance Showcase

September 27-29, 2024

Guest Faculty

Zachary W. Kelley, from Seattle, embraced tap at age 8, exploring Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Ballroom. Now in Scottsdale, AZ, he mentors stars from “So You Think You Can Dance,” “World of Dance,” and more. His modern take on tap has garnered international recognition, leading to performances and workshops across the U.S., Mexico, and Europe.

As a 2019 World Champion with Team USA at the IDO World Tap Dance Championships, Zachary’s work is celebrated both nationally and internationally. With a Bachelor’s in Biology and a Dance Education Minor from Grand Canyon University, he blends artistic passion with academic rigor, inspiring students with his innovative choreography and dedication to dance education.