Neely has a B.A in film animation from Concordia University, Montreal, and an M.A. in animation from The Royal College of Art, London. She has produced and directed sixteen animated short films, most of which have screened at international festivals around the world. Neely also teaches adult and children art classes, which develop creative thinking and visual aesthetics. In these classes, students learn to experiment with different materials, as well as shape, color and illustration.