Kelly Yvonne is a Pole Dance Choreographer creating content for the TV/Film, Music Videos, Live Stage and various Digital Media platforms. Her clients include Lil Nas X, FKA Twigs, Myá, A$AP Rocky, Justin Beiber, Nike, Serena Williams and many more! She is the Director and Lead Instructor at The Choreography House, a Pole Dance Performance Academy.
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Kelly Yvonne began her career at the age of 15 coaching competitive Pop Warner Cheer and Dance Teams. She competed throughout high school and her teams won several national cheerleading titles. She attended the University of California, Berkeley where she joined the Cal Dance Team and was the Coach/Choreographer during her Junior Year.
Kelly continued as a Dancer/Choreographer for the National Basketball Association’s Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers Dance Teams. She also choreographed numerous routines for the Portland Trailblazers Dance Team. While a member of the Clippers Spirit, she performed with at the NBA All-Star Weekend with Beyoncé and Andre 3000.
When she’s not on set, Ms. Yvonne continues to develop high-level Pole Dance Performers through online classes and workshops at The Choreography House. Her Pole Choreography has been awarded over 75 National and International Titles in Competitions and Contests around the world. Ms. Yvonne was named “Choreographer of the Year” by both the International Pole Dance Fitness Association (IPDFA) and the Pole World News (PWN) organizations for her dynamic body of work.
Kelly Yvonne is the choreographer of MONTERO, a music video by Lil Nas X, directed by Tanu Muino (Cardi B, Katy Perry, Rosalía). Since it’s release on March 25 2021, this video has exceeded 250,000,000 views! Kelly Yvonne also assisted Lil Nas X in preparation for his performance at the 2021 Season Finale of Saturday Night Live.
Kelly Yvonne is the choreographer of CELLOPHANE a music video by FKA Twigs, directed by Andrew Thomas Huang (Bjork, Sydney Opera House). Since it’s release in April 2019, Ms Yvonne has been nominated for Best Choreography at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards (USA), UK Music Video Awards (England) and Ciclope Festival (WINNER / Germany). CELLOPHANE was also nominated for Best Music Video at the Recording Academy’s 2019 Grammy Awards. Twigs captured her pole training experience in a documentary called Practice, featuring her work with Ms Yvonne at the Los Angeles studio.
Kelly Yvonne choreographed the pole routine for the Fukk Sleep music video, a brilliant collaboration between FKA Twigs and A$AP Rocky. She also choreographed FKA Twigs’ pole routine for the Prince Tribute performed at the 62nd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, CA. This incredible display also featured recording artists Usher and Sheila E.
Ms Yvonne created two pieces for FKA Twigs’ international Magdalene Tour, following the release of her second studio album by the same name. She was also the movement coach for Twigs on a pole photo shoot for i-D Magazine with acclaimed photographer Willy Vanderperre (Vogue, Calvin Klein, Dior). Ms Yvonne also had the privilege of performing on pole with the British Virtuoso at the Afropunk Music Festival in Atlanta, GA.
From the exposure of her current work, Ms Yvonne has assisted creatively on a variety of projects. Most recently, she worked in the Art Department on the 10,00 Hours music video, a collaboration between Justin Beiber and Dan + Shay.