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Geeky Ballerina

artistry + technique

geeky ballerina logo, female dancer in arabesque

The Geekiest of Them All!

Hi, I'm Chelsea

and I am unapologetically geeky. I love learning about teaching methods, whether it's from books, research papers, or talking with amazing colleagues. I love teaching ballet and helping students increase their confidence, strength, and grace through this amazing art form. Most of all, I love helping people understand how much potential they really have (nobody gives themselves enough credit) and having fun. 

Geeky Ballerina started as a way for me to integrate what I had learned from (at the time) nearly 20 years of teaching experience with what I was learning in my MFA program. I didn't realize it at first, but my thesis was a first draft of the resources I had wished were available when I was first starting my teaching career. 

 

I am so thrilled to share with you what I have learned and am still learning! I adore the depth, complexity, and potential in this art form and I am grateful every day that I get to share my passion with others.


photograph of smiling woman, founder of Geeky Ballerina ballet curriculum

My Credentials

EDUCATION

MFA Interdisciplinary Arts — Goddard College

                   

CERTIFICATIONS

Progressing Ballet Technique

mUvstretch, mUvmethod

American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum  ABT® Certified Teacher in Primary through Level 7 & Partnering of the ABT® National Training curriculum

STUDENTS ACCEPTED INTO SUMMER PROGRAMS AT

Alberta Ballet School

ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School

BalletMet Dance Academy

Ballet West Academy

Boston Ballet School

 

Chautauqua School of Dance

Oregon Ballet Theater

Orlando Ballet School

PUBLISHED RESEARCH

One Two Three Four—Dance History is Fun to Explore: Making Dance History Engaging for Multiple Learning Preferences

Every Dance Needs a Chaperone: The Whys and Hows of a Mentored Choreography Festival

A New Dialogue in Ballet Pedagogy: Improving Learner Self-Sufficiency Through Reflective Methodology

The Ballet Teacher’s Role in a Successful Beginning Pointe Class

 

HONORS

Accepted to the BodyLogic Choreography Festival

Audience Favorite Award, Take Two Choreography Workshop

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