Mother, “doctorpreneur” and the FIRST female Blue and Gold Marching Machine Drum Major at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University, we had the opportunity to speak with the one and only Dr. Kellye Hall. Etching her name in HBCU History, she was destined for greatness. Being a legacy and growing up engulfed in the HBCU culture by her father ever since an adolescent, she fell in love with the culture. After 17 years in the medical field and a draining COVID Pandemic, she decided it was time to broaden her horizons and partnered with the founder of NC Dance District, Ana Ogbueze. Located in Charlotte, NC, the NC Dance District is a dance studio focused on different styles of dancing such as Hip-Hop, Industry, African Dancing, Jazz Funk Dance and more.
The mission of the studio is, “To create countless opportunities for local dancers to train, perform and live out their dreams.”A member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority, Inc., Dr. Hall is a icon for young African-American women across the globe, stating that NCAT instilled in her resiliency, the urge to fight for and uplift her people and to do what she can to promote HBCUs and African Americans being comfortable in their skin in today’s society.
We recently spoke to Dr. Hall about all this more on The Yard Linkup show. Listen to our interview with her below. To learn more about her, follow Dr. Hall on social media @kellyedont4get_the_e_ Check out her newly released memoir “I Am the Beat, God Sets the Pace” as well on Amazon and check out NC Dance Studio ncdancedistrict.com @ncdancedistrict