Telly started dancing at the age of 16 with Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet and stayed for two years. He has performed locally with JCC Theatre, Salamaca Theatre, and Chautauqua Opera Company. Shortly after he began teaching as an Artistic Director for the color guard of Indian River Marching Band.
Afterwards in 2018 and 2019  he joined a world class winter guard group Emanon and received modern technique from Michael Richman, Michael Amador, and Kenneth Neil. He has performed in 3 productions of CRYB’s Nutcracker and danced the role of Nutcracker Prince, Spanish Chocolate, and Rat King.
He currently performs with Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet and is now part of their staff.