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Geeky Ballerina

artistry + technique

Meet Our Founder

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 others increase their confidence, strength, and grace through this amazing art form.

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! 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


MFA Interdisciplinary Arts — Goddard College



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


Alberta Ballet School

ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School


Ballet West Academy


Boston Ballet School


Chautauqua School of Dance


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



Accepted to the BodyLogic Choreography Festival

Audience Favorite Award, Take Two Choreography Workshop

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