SUMMARY

 

Chelsea is an experienced and versatile instructor who greatly admires the art of teaching.  She has over ten years of teaching experience and has dedicated most of her professional career to it because it is her true passion.  In addition to teaching style and proper technique, she is adamant about creating a nurturing environment designed to build self-esteem and cultivate a life-long appreciation for dance, music and movement.

Chelsea’s passion for choreography stems from a deep connection and in-depth knowledge of many musical genres.  Her competitive dance routines are consistently praised and awarded for musicality and artistry. Her choreography emphasizes authenticity, expression and storytelling. Whether she is working with a novice, advanced dancer or artist, she excels at making them feel comfortable while challenging them to grow as performers.  

Professional Experience

HIGHLIGHTS

 

Experienced teaching Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz Funk, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Heels, and Hip Hop.

Experienced teaching recreational & competitive dance.

Enjoys teaching all ages and skill levels.

Experienced competitive dancer and competition judge​.

Applauded for bringing out the best in her students from beginning novices to advanced dancers​.

Encourages students to discover and embrace their individual strengths.

Her teaching style emphasizes musicality, intention and storytelling with a focus on being authentic.

Experienced front office administrator.

Certified yoga teacher.

DANCE INSTRUCTOR
May 2012 – Present

Various Los Angeles dance, fitness and yoga studios

Taught recreational and competitive dance in multiple genres to all ages and skill levels.

 

Locations/Facilities include:

  • Revolution Dance Center (Montrose)

  • The Spot (NoHo)

  • Pilates & Arts (Echo Park)

  • Space Movement Collective (Hollywood)

  • Bloom School of Music and Dance (Eagle Rock)

  • Rock Star Fitness (Burbank)

  • Boogiezone Utopia (Torrance)

  • Mission Street Yoga (Pasadena)

  • Creation Station Dance (Culver City)

  • LaCanada High School (LaCanada)

DANCE DIRECTOR

Revolution Dance Center (Montrose)

June 2015 - June 2021

  • As a director, created curriculum, developed teaching standards, conducted teacher training, and managed an off-site program that delivered weekly dance classes to local pre-schools. Produced and directed performances and local events.

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Mission Street Yoga (Oct. 2018 - Jan. 2019)

Revolution Dance Center (June 2012 - Dec. 2013)

Creation Station Dance (May 2012 – May 2013)

  • Office administrative responsibilities included acting as the main point of contact, coordinating registration, scheduling, light bookkeeping, invoicing, creating promotional/marketing materials, and communicating with clients.

EDUCATION

In addition to twenty-five years of dance training, she earned a Dance Education Certificate from Glendale Community College where she studied classroom management techniques, choreography, first aid/CPR, athletic injury prevention/care and human anatomy.

 

  • Yoga Certification - Corepower Yoga, Pasadena, CA (2018)

  • Dance Education Certificate - Glendale Community College, 2012

“Chelsea Vick taught my daughter Anna her first solo for a competition this year. We picked her to choreograph it because we always have noticed the small creative details she puts in her dances that make them so uniquely her dances. She is very loving and very considerate and thoughtful to each of her students she teaches and we are grateful for her.” 

- a grateful dance mom

Gallery

"No Sweat"

Pre-teen competitive tap

"Get Me Bodied"

Pre-teen/teen competitive jazz

"Shortie Like Mine"

5 year old recreational hip hop