After 18 years of training classical ballet, Kelly Jo decided her life needed something more, and that is when she found her first circus class. Since then, Kelly Jo has created her own circus arts company, In the Dark Circus Arts, specializing in traditional circus with modern flair.
Kelly Jo specializes in both the aerial fabrics and aerial hoop dance; the cyr and german circus wheel; and various circus hoop performances, including LED and fire hoops.
Kelly Jo also performs as a live mermaid in both the water and on land. She provides entertainment for pool parties as she swims, splashes and interacts with guests. She also specializes in children's birthday parties where she brings her nautical arsenal with her; including shells, coral and readings from the classic Hans Christian Anderson story, The Little Mermaid. She also does educational (sea life and marine environment - focusing on conservation) parties for children of all ages.
Currently, Kelly Jo lives in Baltimore, Maryland and coaches aerials and wheel all over the USA along with performing and creating shows and productions.