Assistant - Ft. Lauderdale
Sheena Kelly is a Florida native and an Irish citizen. Sheena has been Irish dancing with the Drake School of Irish Dance since she was 3 years old, climbing her way up to the highest level of Irish dance. Sheena competed in countless competitions locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Sheena also performed at numerous charity events, for local and state politicians, and she’s even danced on the White House lawn.
Sheena’s competitive dance days ended when she attended the University of Florida, where she graduated with her degree in Psychology and Communications. After college, Sheena took a gap year before attending law school at Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law, so she could fulfill her role as the 2016 Florida Rose. Sheena represented the State of Florida in the Rose of Tralee International Festival in 2016, acting as one of 65 young women from around the whole who possess the qualities of aspiration, ambition, intellect, social responsibility, and are of Irish heritage. The Rose of Tralee International Festival is televised every year, receiving up to one million viewers. Naturally, for Sheena’s party piece she Irish danced.
Sheena currently works full-time as an Assistant State Attorney for the 17th Judicial Circuit in Broward County. She teaches Irish dance part-time after work in east Fort Lauderdale. Sheena loves that she can share her Irish dance talents by mentoring young women of South Florida and performing at civic and social events in our local community.
The experiences Sheena learned from Irish dance on and off the stage have transcended into her everyday life because the discipline required to master Irish dance is more than the memorization of steps and the acquisition of trophies. Through Irish dance, she learned to dedicate countless hours of hard work and training to something she is passionate about, developing time management skills. She learned to set goals, create a path to reach them, and commit the effort required to attain them. She learned to pay attention to detail and how persevere to achieve the desired result, even in the face of defeat and disappointment. Lastly, she learned how to perform under pressure and revel in the feeling of accomplishment. She looks forward to welcoming your child into the Irish dance world and helping them become the best they can be.