Lily Helmly

Instructor - Tap
Lily Helmly

Lily is originally from Savannah, Georgia but grew up in Marietta. She began dancing at the age of three and trained in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap for sixteen years prior to graduating high school. She danced pre-professionally with the Academy Dance Company at British Academy of Performing Arts where she performed in classical and original ballets as well as works in all styles of dance.

After high school, Lily went on to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Dance at Kennesaw State University. During her time at KSU, Lily was a member of the KSU Dance Company for five semesters and was selected to perform in works by Martha Goodman, McCree O’Kelley, and Thang Dao. With the KSU Dance Company she got the opportunity to perform in Off the Edge, a contemporary dance festival based in Atlanta, as well as at the American College Dance Association’s Southeast Conference. Not only did Lily gain experience in dance technique and performance, but she was also able to gain skills in the areas of dance production, administration, choreography, and research. In April of 2019, Lily got the opportunity to Stage Manage for KSU’s Spring Concert.

Since graduating from KSU in May of 2020, Lily has pursued a career in several aspects of dance. She has pursued performance opportunities in the Atlanta Dance scene. She has been a dance instructor since 2016 teaching various genres of dance to students of all ages. She became a barre fitness instructor in May of 2019. She also works in dance production. Lily loves getting to pursue her different passions in dance throughout the Atlanta area!