Kelli discovered her passion for dance when she was a junior in high school. She randomly decided to sign up for a dance P.E. class and soon discovered that she loved to dance. She was introduced to the basics of various dance styles however, her favorites were lindy hop and hip hop. When she was in college she took various hip hop classes and eventually began dancing with a hip hop team. While she was studying abroad in Guatemala she discovered Salsa, it was love at first sight. Upon returning to California, she began taking Salsa classes. She feels fortunate to have learned to dance Salsa as well as other Latin dance styles from various talented teachers in the Bay Area. She also feels fortunate to be a part of the Afinkao family.