Kelly Myernick received her early ballet training at The Susquehanna School of Ballet in Oneonta, New York and later Springs City Ballet in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 1996, she became a student at Houston Ballet Academy, receiving the Michael Wasmund Memorial Award upon graduation. She enjoyed a 13 year career with Houston Ballet, retiring as a First Soloist in 2014. Through her career she danced a wide variety of classical and contemporary roles, originating the roles of “Gamzatti” in La Bayadere and “Myrtha” in Giselle in Houston Ballet productions. Her broad experience in contemporary repertoire led her to her current position with Houston Ballet Academy, teaching contemporary repertoire, choreography, and ballet technique. Her teaching education includes an intensive with Netherlands Dans Theatre and workshops in Countertechnique, Gaga technique, and Anatomy for Dancers. Ms. Myernick is a frequent guest speaker and teacher in the community for organizations such as Hope Stone, Inc. and Houston Ballet’s Education and Community Engagement department.

Ms. Kubin is currently teaching with Houston Ballet Academy, Vitacca Dance Project, and Hope Stone. She is also a frequent guest speaker for Houston Ballet’s Education and Outreach department.