Kelly Beneforti

Kelly is an exemplar of a Tracks company member. She has built a diverse and extensive creative history with Tracks with well over 10 years contact. Her artistry is incredibly broad ranging and her ability to work across the Territory with so many different dancers, cultures, ages, and styles is phenomenal. She is currently working with Tracks and also maintains her Independent Dance status by working with other dancers and artists, school students and community groups, both locally and interstate.
Initially Kelly became involved with Tracks as a youth dancer leading into a youth leadership program where she performed, taught, and toured to the Philippines on a research trip. Kelly completed a Bachelor of Dance at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne (2011). She participated in our choreographic development course, and now leads this program.
Kelly has been an ArtStart recipient (Melbourne, New York, Darwin 2013), an Artist in Residence at Millner Primary, undertaken an Early Career Residency with Lajamanu man Caleb Japanangka Patrick (Lajamanu, Darwin 2013/2014), and in 2015, Kelly was the recipient of a Structured Mentorships grant through Community Partnerships, Australia Council for the Arts.
Her passion for contemporary dance has recently led her to curating Fresh Tracks 2016 – our contribution to the Darwin Fringe Festival.

"Since my first youth dance show with Tracks in 2004, the company has continually offered me newly profound and challenging experiences, both in developing my career and in the sense of influencing me to become a more open-minded and engaged person. The many opportunities to grow and nurture deep connections and relationships here in the Territory have been the most generous and invaluable gifts that Tim and David have given me. I only hope that my own work is imbued with the same humanity that I have discovered while working with Tracks."

Tracks works Kelly has been involved in:

2004 Fast
2005 Arafura Games Opening Ceremony
2006 A Bowls Club Wedding
2006 Australian Youth Dance Festival - Horsham
2006 Mr Big
2006 Youth Dance Leader
2007 Arafura Games Opening Ceremony
2007 You Dance Funny
2007 Philippines Cultural Visit
2009 Endurance
2010 Unravel - Choreographic Development Program
2012 Milpirri - Pulyaranyi
2013 Zombies In The Banyan Tree
2014 Early Career Residency with Caleb Patrick
2014 You Dance Funny
2014 Milpirri - Jarda-Warnpa
2015 – current. Choreographic Course Leader
2015 – current. Dance Animateur
2015 GP tutor
2015 Hidden Meaning
2015 K Town Dance Massive
2015 Last Light
2015 Make A Dance In A Week
2016 Big Dance
2016 Milpirri - Kurdiji
2016 Fresh Tracks 
2016 Landed