Kelley Rourke began her teaching career in 1992 as a piano teacher and choral conductor in Washington, DC, where she taught for nearly a decade. She holds a B.M. in piano, with an emphasis in pedagogy, and an M.M. in arts administration, and has worked as an Artist in Residence in DC public schools under the auspices of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Kelley began studying yoga in 2001 and teaching in 2005. She has completed 500+ hours of intensive training in yoga instruction, anatomy, and related subjects, and has studied with Eddie Stern since 2009. Since 2010 Kelley has worked with organizations including Bent on Learning, Sonima Foundation and Teach Wellness to bring movement and mindfulness practices into schools in New York, El Paso, Indianapolis, Houston and Columbia, South Carolina. Prior to that, she was Director of Research and Publications for Opera America, the national service organization for the opera industry, where she also managed professional development initiatives for artists. Kelley has co-written and translated operas produced by major companies in the U.S and the U.K., including three operas for young people, and she is a contributor to the New Grove Dictionary of American Music.