The Kfa staff
Burnadene Yarborough Kelley-Newman
Owner and director of Kelley’s Fine Arts, Burnadene began her dance education at the age of six. She quickly discovered her natural talent, and her passion for dance continued through high school and college. She received a BA in Dance as well as a BA in Elementary Education from Columbia College. Her special training includes not only dance but cheerleading, runway, print and commercial modeling, theatre, and music (both instrumental and vocal). She is the former director of the Phantom Dance Team, the Pee Dee Vipettes Dance Team and was the choreographer and director of the AIFA championship halftime shows for 2007 and 2008. She was the 2011 cheer coach for FMU. She has been a performer and director for the Cheraw DWTS, Kershaw DWTS, Clarendon DWTS, Lee County DWTS, and Florence DWTS.
Miss Burnadene is also a choreographer for the Florence Little Theatre.
She is a certified member of the USA Gymnastics Instructor Program and Dance Masters of America Chapter #44. Since KFA’s beginning, some of her accomplishments and awards include: Business Women of the Year, Who’s Who Among Business Professionals, served on the South Carolina Dance Colloquium, the I.V. League honor of distinction for Innerviews Magazine, TV 13’s Pee Dee Hero Award, and was given the honor of sponsorship for the first studio Chapter in South Carolina for the National Honor Society for Dance Arts. Miss Burnadene and the KFA Staff continue their education by attending dance conventions, workshops and classes so that they can continue to provide the best possible dance experience.
Burnadene lives in Florence with her husband Sid and their 5 children.
Alexis is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She is the current director of Dance Troupe, Inc. Alexis believes in philanthropy and serves on the Executive Committee for USC's Relay for Life. She also uses the arts to give back by dancing in the local Dancing with the Stars and participating in Dance Marathon for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
Alexis's heart has always been and will always be with Kelley's Fine Arts.
Tiffany lives in Hartsville with her husband David and their children Alyssa Lauren and Ethan. Tiffany has been involved with KFA for more than 14 years. She has been the KFA Gymnastics Director for the past 9 years and has been involved in both recreational and competitive gymnastics for over 20 years. Tiffany is also a former member of the Florence Phantoms Dance Team and a professional dancer in the 2014 Dancing with the Stars of Florence
Meghan recently moved to Florence, SC from Charleston, SC and is excited for her first season at KFA. She is a graduate of the College of Charleston with a BA in Arts Management with a Dance performance minor. She fell in love with dance at a young age and grew up competing in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and contemporary. She went on to receive both Regional and National High Score, Entertainment, Judges Choice and Choreography Awards for both her performance and choreography from Dance Machine ANDC, Boogie Fever USA, Epic Dance Showcase, and Dance Masters of America to name a few. Meghan is currently an active member of the Southern Council of Dance Masters Chapter 44 and Nationally certified in Ballet, Jazz, and Modern through Dance Masters of America. She is the teacher for multiple National title holders for Boogie Fever USA and Dance Masters of America. She has choreographed several musicals in Charleston, SC in collaboration with Footlight Players and Storytree Children's Theatre. Meghan also served has the resident choreographer for Christmas at Northwood in North Charleston, SC. She most recently served as the Competition Team Director for PDCA in Summerville, SC leading the team to both regional and national victories.
Erin has been dancing since the age of four and started competitive dancing at the age of five.
Over the years she has trained in many different dance forms, such as clogging, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, ballet, tap, modern, pointe and Irish tap. Erin was a member of the KFA Camden Crew and is a proud graduate of Camden High School. In 2014. Erin graduated from the LeGrand School of Cosmetology.
Erin is certified through Dance Masters of America and is now a company and regular class teacher
or KFA in Camden, Florence, Hartsville and Cheraw.
Hannah began dancing with KFA at the age of 2. She danced competitively with the KFA Fierce Dance Company and traveled around the state performing for special events and winning high scores at dance competitions. She is a graduate of East Clarendon High School
currently attending USC Sumter, majoring in education.
Hannah teaches regular dance classes in KFA's Lake City and Turbeville studios.
Ashlee teaches dance at the KFA Cheraw location and has been dancing for 18 years. Ashlee started dancing with the Karen Gibson school of Dance, and joined the KFA family in 2011. She is a proud member of 2015 Pee Dee Vipettes Dance team. She is currently attending Greensville Technical college to pursue a career as a Physical Therapist Assistant.
Morgan has been dancing since the age of 2 and has danced with KFA for 3 years. She is a student at the University of South Carolina Sumter. Morgan teaches regular dance classes in the KFA Bishopville studio