- BFA Dance Choreography
- BA Psychology and Social Behavior
- Registered Behavior Technician (Candidate)
Chelsea began her dance training in Northern California where she competed as a studio dancer for 11 years. She received further training traveling to numerous conventions throughout the Bay Area where she was granted a scholarship to Broadway Dance Center’s intensive as well as an invitation to perform on Carnival Cruise Line as an apprentice with Celebrity Dance Competition. She began teaching at the age of 16, training young dancers in multiple disciplines and choreographing for high school dance teams and competitive studios.
Chelsea holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance Choreography along with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Social Behavior from University of California Irvine, where she graduated in June 2017. While at UCI she performed in original works by graduate students Leann Alduenda and Darlisa Wajid-ali and appeared in a rendition of Jose Límon’s original work “There is a Time”, under the direction of Límon Company member Dante Puleio. Chelsea has created and produced original choreography for several undergraduate dance concerts and was awarded by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program to fully fund her final dance thesis concert under the mentorship of Loretta Livingston.
Chelsea began her professional career in 2014 as a dancer in the Pixar Play Parade at the Disneyland Resort and appeared in Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz tour promo where she worked with award-winning director Diane Martel. Recently, Chelsea completed an internship in arts administration at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Orange County’s top performing arts nonprofit organization. She continues her work as a choreographer for competitive dance studios along California, and is currently gaining experience working with children with disabilities as a Behavioral Interventionist. Chelsea strives for excellence in each of her students by setting high performance standards that are met with passionate energy and challenging movement vocabulary.
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