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.
MFA Interdisciplinary Arts — Goddard College
Progressing Ballet Technique
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
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