Testimonials 

Here are some testimonials from past students. Please click on individual names to see their body of work.

“I became a professional dancer because of Kelly.  Her knowledge of the industry and incredibly humble heart make her the ideal teacher for anyone who loves to move.” –  Devin Jamieson

“There aren’t enough words to express how Kelly Konno has affected my life. She became one of my teachers at a young age and played a pivotal role in development and love for dance, music and community.  I continue to respect and admire Kelly’s authenticity as both a friend and a leader. Keep inspiring, Kelly! Big love. –  Megan Lawson

“I have known Kelly Konno for over a decade now and, to this day, she remains one of my biggest and most life-changing inspiration in so many ways.  Kelly has played a huge role in my success in the world of entertainment. She has paved the way for all of us as the first Canadian dancer to make a major mark in the international commercial dance industry. Before her, I had no idea it was even possible to make a career out of my passion. Kelly is not only an incredible role model, she’s also an outstanding teacher, mentor, and beautiful being. She’s a strong, dedicated, hardworking, talented, humble, loving, and caring woman who continuously impacts the people around her. She generously shares all the knowledge she has accumulated in her outstanding career and encourages everyone to be a better version of themselves. Not only has Kelly made me a better dancer and a better performer, but she has helped me build the confidence I needed to go after my biggest goals. She has supported me and guided me every step of the way.  I am forever grateful to have such a empowering role model in my life.” –  Kim Gingras

“Kelly has this magical way of making everyone in the room feel special and important to her! Not only does she have incredible knowledge and experience in the industry, but she shares earnestly with her students equipping them with all the essential tools for a successful life in dance.” –  Greer Whillans

“Kelly Konno is definitely one of the most inspirational and motivating teachers I’ve ever studied under. She always manages to hold the attention and spark ambition in anyone that is lucky enough to learn from her. If you ever have the opportunity to work with her I highly suggest it! Whether it be acting or dancing you’ll come out of it with more knowledge than you know what to do with.”Emma Stewart

“If you get the chance to be taught by Kelly Konno, consider yourself very lucky! Being in class with Kelly is like nothing else. She has a way of pulling out the best in you, while keeping the most fun, supportive and positive environment. The knowledge she shares with dancers is so imperative to a career in this industry. She’s truly the best!”
Christina Hamdon

“The things I’ve learned from Kelly Konno have altered me as a dancer and as a human. So many life lessons that I am eternally grateful for. She is one of the most genuine and caring people that I know. I can’t think of a better person to have as a mentor.”
Billy Mustapha

“I have trained under Kelly Konno since I was 11 years old. As a teacher, her confidence, positive attitude, and unique style is captivating and inspiring. As a dance assistant to Kelly, I have learned so much about being a professional in this industry and what it takes to succeed as a dancer or choreographer. It is more than just talent or skill level, it is about being a genuine person, staying humble, and working your butt off. Kelly has given me confidence to pursue dance as a career and I feel more confident going for my dreams and fulfilling my passion because of what she has taught me. I am so thankful for Kelly and all the knowledge I have gained over the years. With having Kelly as a teacher, studio owner, or mentor, you won’t just be learning moves.. it’s more than that. You will end up with so much to take with you for your own personal journey and for life in general.”
Justine Gera