Born and raised on the Canadian prairies, while growing up Chelsey dabbled in all sorts of dance and movement modalities—from gymnastics to martial arts, modern and latin dance to AcroYoga and contact improv—until finally falling for the most intriguing dance of all, Brazilian zouk.
Chelsey believes dance is a moving meditation, and she likes to explore the power of dance to connect us to the present moment. Her zouk dance technique is influenced by Soulzouk, MZouk and ZoukNY, and her approach to teaching and movement draws strongly from contact improvisation. She is a Level I iRest Yoga Nidra trained teacher.
Chelsey sees movement and social dance as a vehicle for fun, friendship, and personal growth. Chelsey has actively organized events and taught classes and workshops in Edmonton and other prairie communities since 2015, under the umbrella of Ludic Zouk.