Miss Kelsey's Dance Studio

WHO WE ARE

Miss Kelsey's Dance Studio is a family friendly dance studio offering classes for ages 1.5 through Adults, with competitive and non-competitive programs. Our pre-school program is our most popular and fastest growing program designed to provide a safe, fun and nurturing environment for our youngest dancers to express themselves through movement while building a solid foundation for their dance education.

Our staff have extensive dance training to provide our students with a quality dance education. All of our staff stay current with choreography and class offerings by attending some of the best workshops dance has to offer several times a year.

We are proud to be entering our 14th year!

We are the area's fastest growing dance studio!

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Owner

Miss Kelsey

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Miss Kelsey started dancing at the age of three under the direction of Jim Caisse and is trained in all dance disciplines including Tap, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Modern, Ballet and Pointe. Miss Kelsey has performed and competed in Bermuda, New York City, Las Vegas, Disney World, Mexico and aboard the Norwegian Majesty and Enchanted Isle cruise ships. Her dance accomplishments include: multi-Platinum Award Winner for her many dance solos in various competitions. She was also crowned with a national title from DEA in Las Vegas. She is a five-time DEA Scholarship Award Winner as well as a six-time Special Judge's Award Winner including "Broadway Bound", "Best Look", “High Energy" and "Intricate Rhythms" Awards. She has attended workshops from the talents of the New York City Rockettes and such dance notables as Mia Michaels, Brian Freidman, Dave Scott, Napoleon & Tabitha, Wade Robson, Al Gilbert, Henry LeTang, Frank Hatchett, Joe Istre, Jermaine Brown, Pam Bolling, Juan Sanchez and many others.

Miss Kelsey is a graduate of Dean College having earned a degree in dance. She is also a member of International Dance Entrepreneurs Association (I.D.E.A) .

Miss Kelsey obtained her Dance Teacher Certification through Dance Educators of America's Teacher Certification Program at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada. Over the years, Miss Kelsey has taught in Massachusetts and locally in New Hampshire. Her competition dance pieces have won many awards including high scores and special judge's awards. In 2016, Miss Kelsey's Dance Team was selected and traveled to perform in Disney World. Miss Kelsey is certified through Integrative Rhythm Works in which hip-hop and dance are used as a form of therapy to help students with special needs and disabilities.

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Instructor and Leveled Program Director

Miss Sydney

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Miss Sydney grew up within the southern NH dance community. She was fortunate to learn under the direction of Stacy Smith, Melissa Hoffman, and Heidi Sullivan-Laroche. Miss Sydney is most critically trained in the styles of ballet, pointe, and jazz; but she is well-versed in many other styles including hip hop, acro, lyrical, modern, and tap.

Miss Sydney was a competitive dancer for the majority of her dancing years. During this time she won many high scores and titles at both local and national events. Miss Sydney has had the opportunity to learn from many amazing local choreographers including Sandi Duncan, Michelle Tolson and Lisa Pilato. Later on in her dancing career, Miss Sydney became more rigorous in her ballet training. She participated in classes under the direction of Dmitri Roudnev’s Summer Russian Ballet Intensive for four years and has performed many roles in The Nutcracker Ballet.

Miss Sydney is a graduate of Plymouth State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. She has had the pleasure of teaching third grade and special needs students. Currently, Miss Sydney runs her own private tutoring business.

Miss Sydney has been teaching at Miss Kelsey’s Dance Studio since 2015. She is very happy to work and grow in such a warm and positive environment. Since starting at MKDS she has been able to continue her dance education, attending courses through Rhee Gold’s Dance Life Retreat Center and becoming Acrobatic Arts certified. Miss Sydney is so grateful for the opportunity to combine together her two passions of dance and teaching!

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Instructor and Pre-School Program Director

Miss Chelsea

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Miss Chelsea has been dancing since the early age of 2 and has explored many different genres throughout her dance career. Miss Chelsea’s background includes training in modern, ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, pointe, contemporary, and hip-hop. She has built an extensive ballet repertoire, performing in different classical ballets. She has performed many lead roles in The Nutcracker including but not limited to Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Miss Chelsea has received many accolades dancing at a competitive level. She has competed in several national dance competitions such as Headliners, Dance Masters of New England and American Dance Awards; where she was awarded the titles of Miss Headliner, Teem Miss Dance of New England and Miss American Dance Awards.

Miss Chelsea first gained a love for teaching during her time as a student assistant at the age of 12. She has attended various teacher trainings at Rhee Gold’s Dance Life Retreat Center earning certification in preschool dance instruction. Miss Chelsea has been enjoying teaching at Miss Kelsey’s Dance studio since 2014 and is excited to work hard and have fun with her students each and every day.

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Instructor and Studio Manager

Miss Kyrie

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Miss Kyrie joined Miss Kelsey's staff in 2013. In her youth she competed gymnastics for seven years, winning several state titles on floor exercise before transferring her energy to dance. Throughout high school she was a member of the New Hampshire School of Ballet Dance Company, where she performed in lead trios in the Nutcracker and Evening of Dance performances. During her senior year of high school she was a founding member of Community Entertainment of NH, a group which performed at community events throughout New England and won several accolades at competitions.

While pursuing her Bachelor of Arts degree at Allegheny College, she choreographed for Orchesis Dance Company as well as participated on the leadership committee for several student run performance groups. Miss Kyrie has also received her Master of Arts degree in Political Science and is currently pursuing her PhD in Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

Throughout all of the key points, dance has remained an integral part of her life and could not be more blessed to be able to continue to dance at Miss Kelsey's. Currently, Miss Kyrie is acrobatic arts certified and organizes the acro dance program where she is able to combine her love of tumbling and dance with her students.

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Instructor and Competition Director

Miss Amanda

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Miss Amanda’s dance journey started at the Carlene Nazarian Dance Center form the age of three through eighteen. This is also where she started her dance teaching career as an assistant teacher. During this time she competed in many dance competitions and attended numerous dance conventions such as NYCDA. Miss Amanda was also fortunate to be invited to dance at the Magic Kingdom in Disney World, Florida and take master classes with professional Disney choreographers and dancers.

Miss Amanda attended Northern Essex Community College where she received her Associate Degree in Dance Education. During her time in college, she created and performed in many performances and attended the College Dance Festival. After graduating, she was invited back by her school to choreograph more pieces for the College Dance Festival.

After obtaining her degree in 2011, Miss Amanda went on to start her career as a dance teacher and choreographer. She loves the creative aspect of dance and one of her favorite things to do is choreograph for her students. Miss Amanda teaches many styles including ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, musical theater and modern. She also choreographs many dances for the MKDS competition team. She recently received her Acrobatic Arts certification in 2019 and is always finding new ways to stay current with her dance education.

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Miss Collette

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Miss Collette started teaching at Miss Kelsey’s Dance Studio in the fall of 2019. She started dancing at a very early age and developed a love for the performing arts. Miss Collette’s favorite styles of dance are jazz and lyrical. She also has training in ballet, tap and musical theater.

Miss Collette is very involved with local community theaters. She enjoys performing and volunteering in musical productions. Since 2013 she has been directing youth theater performances. Miss Collette is highly regarded in the local theater community and has had many successes both performing in and directing musical performances.

Miss Collette graduated in 2013 with her BA in Education and Theater from Franklin Pierce College. When she is not at the studio or the theater, you will probably find Miss Collette in Allenstown where she teaches Kindergarten.

Miss Collette is so excited to share her passions of theater and dance with her students. She is ready to make this the best season yet!

Assistant Instructor

Miss Abby

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Miss Abby started her dance career at Miss Kelsey’s Dance Studio in 2008. She has trained in many styles including ballet, jazz and hip hop. In 2016, Miss Abby started helping out in the studio at the age of 13. She instantly fell in love with teaching and became an official MKDS staff member in 2019. Some of her favorite moments at the studio are getting to know the dance families, hearing students’ stories, and sharing laughs and smiles with her young students.

In 2016 Miss Abby was certified through the nonprofit organization Safe Sitter. Through the course she learned all about safety protocol in child care. Miss Abby has two younger siblings she helps care for and babysits as needed. Through this she has gained a lot of experience and knowledge working with small children.

Miss Abby truly loves being a part of Miss Kelsey’s Dance Studio, both as a student and an assistant instructor.

Breakdancing Instructor

Mr Danny

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My name is Danny “Lissome” Guzman, I was born in Fitchburg, MA. I began dancing at the age of 3, however, Bboying a.k.a. "Breakdancing" since 1998.

My older brother introduced me to this art-form. It's certainly a unique, abstract form of self-expression with a "Skies the limit" philosophy. The Hip-Hop Culture is a positive outlet for me off the dance floor just as much, if not more, than it has been on the floor.

The life lessons are endless! Aside from sharing my art-form dance instructing, I also travel to compete with my dance family - T.R.U. Crew (Try Rocking Us).

In the past 6 years I've been awarded a United Way Community Builders Award in 2010, performed numerous times for the Mayor of Leominster, NASA representatives, several local parades and festivals in the New England area, after school programs, workshops and conferences ranging from Elementary to College level. I'm passionate about sharing the Peace, Love, Unity, and Having Fun with the world!