Silken Kelly began her training at the Academy of Colorado Ballet. Ms. Kelly joined the Houston Ballet’s second company and later the main company, touring nationally and internationally. She later joined Dance Theatre of Harlem for a season, performed with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, danced with Cleveland Ballet, along with many other project-based companies in New York. Ms. Kelly also dances with Sweetbird Production’s Rock the Ballet, touring throughout Europe. Ms. Kelly founded her own company, Contingent Ballet, that has had successful virtual performances, and has directed two original dance films. She is also a working actor, having appeared in both a Hallmark movie and Hulu miniseries.