Etched in Stone

Kelly Colanto

Kelly Colanto, Social Chair

Kelly Colanto, a junior, is starting her third year on Etched in Stone. In past years, Colanto has worked on editing articles for her classmates and hopes to continue and improve this role throughout the school year. She is also a part of the designing team for the paper so she works on stylistic choices for the layout as well as polls that show on the homepage.

Colanto moved to Fort Collins from Northern California just before eighth grade and loves living closer to the Rocky Mountains. One of her favorite parts about Colorado is how beautiful it is and all the variety in activities such as being out in nature, paddleboarding, and boating on all the lakes nearby.

Colanto has a passion for dancing and is even a member of the Fossil Ridge High School dance team. She loves competing in many different styles of dance with the team and traveling around the state. She even competed at the ESPN Sports Center in Orlando, Florida and went to Disney World the past two years in order to compete at the National level. Some of her favorite styles include hip-hop, musical theatre, jazz, and pom, which is the style of dance performed at football games and sporting events.

Another very large aspect of her life is music. She loves listening to indie and alternative genres, and more specifically artists such as Rex Orange County, Tyler the Creator, Cuco, and Beach House. She says, “as a dancer being able to connect with all kinds of music is a big contribution to improving my musicality and technique.”

Her family consists of her mom, dad, her older sister, who goes to UNC Greeley, an older brother, who goes to CU Boulder, and two dogs - a Yellow Labrador and a Mini Australian Shepard.

Looking into the future, Colanto has a plan to attend college at the University of Colorado where she will study business and hopefully pursue a career surrounding that.

All content by Kelly Colanto
Students start off the dance with the Cupid Shuffle.


March 10, 2019
A pair of students sing along to Take On Me by a-ha.


March 10, 2019
Students cheerfully dance to Y.M.C.A.


March 10, 2019
A group of friends dance to Dont Stop Me Now by Queen.


March 10, 2019
Two students slow dance to Just The Way You Are.


March 10, 2019
A couple dances together to Happier by Marshmello.


March 10, 2019
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