*Even after she broke her silence in a major 2007 interview with Essence interview, it still surprises many people to learn that R. Kelly ever had a wife for 11 years.

But Andrea Kelly – his ex-wife and mother of their two girls and one boy, ages 12, 10 and 8, respectively – remains unfazed. A trained dancer, Andrea was a key ingredient behind her ex-husband’s many performances.

Returning to her very first love, dance, Kelly is determined to spread that joy to others through the Andrea Kelly Dance Theater, now located in Chicago.

With plans to open another location in Atlanta, the Chicago native, who travels to Atlanta frequently, is giving Atlantans a taste of what they can expect by teaching master dance classes that are both sensual and fitness-oriented. Known officially as “Le Pink Kitty Cabaret,” Kelly is holding classes for $40 at Devyne Stephens’ Complex Artist Development Center, located at 1021 Northside Drive, from October 8 to 10.

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