Born into a performing family, she grew up in her mother’s prominent dance studio in Sydney and learned all styles of dance from a very early age. She was trained in RAD Ballet and ISTD Tap and Modern as well as jazz, contemporary, hip hop and drama by a host of well-known teachers and finished her schooling at McDonald College and Newtown High School of the Performing Arts where she received top marks in both dance and drama for the HSC.
Following high school, Chelsea went on to university where she studied journalism and after a cadetship with The Daily Telegraph she was made the newspaper’s arts editor and chief dance critic at just 23 years of age.
But the pull of the pointe shoe ribbons was too strong and Chelsea decided to return to the dance studio after 15 years as a journalist and gain her qualifications as a teacher in both RAD Ballet and ISTD Tap and Modern.
Since then she has gone on to train and coach countless students in all styles of dance with excellent results in exams and professionally in both Sydney and Brisbane where she is now based.
With a focus on strong technique, versatility and a view to equipping students to pursue professional careers, Chelsea is dedicated to creating a nurturing environment where students work hard and also enjoy their dancing whilst gaining perspective on the industry and its demands.
Chelsea is excited to be part of Dancetra this year.