Kelsey Kroll is a 32 year old Chapman University graduate. She graduated in May of 2016 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in dance. During her time at Chapman University, Kelsey had the pleasure of working under instructors/choreographers such as, Sean Green, William Johnston, Liz Maxwell, Amanda White, Jennifer Backhaus, Holly Johnston, Charles Maple, Alicia Guy, Dale Merrill, Lawrence Rosenberg, Brandee Lara, and Melaina Larson among many other great teachers. In her 2 years at Chapman she trained extensively in modern, ballet, jazz, tap, ballroom, hip hop, and west coast swing dance styles. In 2015, Kelsey was inducted into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts through the National Dance Education Organization and graduated from Chapman with NDEO honors. Kelsey is currently the resident choreographer for the International Baccalaureate Dance program at Barry Goldwater High School in Phoenix, Arizona. She has been teaching and choreographing at Barry Goldwater for the past 9 years and recently founded the dance organization, Barry Goldwater Alumni Dance Alliance. Kelsey is also a dance instructor at Leap of Faith Dance+ in Phoenix where she teaches a variety of different styles of dance. Kelsey previously danced with the Phoenix based professional modern dance company, Center Dance Ensemble for 5 years before she got accepted to Chapman University. She has been asked to come back to the company after her 2 year break to go back to school. Kelsey is excited to begin her 6th season with Center Dance Ensemble for the 2016/2017 season and bring with her all of her newest dance training from Chapman University. Kelsey’s ultimate goal is to teach and hopes to one day become a college dance professor. Within the next few years, she hopes to get into a graduate program to receive her Masters of Fine Arts so she will be qualified to teach college level dance students. She is overjoyed to begin a new journey with the Barry Goldwater Alumni Dance Alliance and is excited to see what will come next! Kelsey thanks her friends and family for their love and support throughout all these years for making it possible to be able to follow her dreams and pursue her career in dance!
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