For me, dancing is a practice of re-wilding.
I dance to feel close to nature; brave, strong, sensitive, and connected.
I aim to bridge the worlds of my classical training background and my animal instincts; what makes us empathetic, connected humans. Moving back to nature.
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Chelsea is a dancer, teacher, choreographer, nature-enthusiast, and activist living in the San Francisco Bay Area, and originally from Maryland. She has worked with PearsonWidrig DanceTheater, Heart Stück Bernie, and creates her own work. She is especially interested in site-specific choreography and improvisation. Chelsea has also been in works by Stephanie Miracle, Adriane Fang, Christopher K. Morgan, Molly Rose-Williams, Suzanne Beahrs, and Chris Aiken & Angie Hauser.
Chelsea teaches contemporary, modern, and ballet at multiple studios in the Bay Area. Chelsea has also taught in public and private schools, offers private lessons in a variety of dance genres.
In May 2016, Chelsea received a dual degree in Dance and Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has attended many Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) conferences and workshops and plans to become DMT certified. In 2015, Chelsea conducted DMT research with Spanish-speaking children in Washington, D.C. and Los Andes, Guatemala. Her findings stressed the importance of a secure attachment style when measuring how we relate to others and learn new information.
Chelsea's choreography was performed at the John F. Kennedy Center as part of the American Dance Association's National Gala in 2014. In 2016, Chelsea was commissioned by Dance Place to create a new work for the annual Choreographer's Showcase.