Owner & Artistic Director
Chelsea is a certified TCRG and has taught Irish dance for over 12 years to dancers of all ages and levels. She has coached and mentored dancers from a beginner to the World Championship's stage. She emphasizes first and foremost having FUN. She believes there's a way to teach with providing the perfect balance of fun while learning discipline, respect for yourself and others, responsibility, and developing yourself not only as a dancer but as a person. Her teaching style offers support emotionally and mentally, breaking down material or corrections in as many different ways as the dancer needs to truly understand, and inspiration through encouragement. She believes strongly in teaching dancers to not only be the best dancers they can be technically, but also teaches them how to take care of their bodies to allow them to perform to the best of their abilities; as well as how to deal with and overcome challenges that may arise.
Chelsea's achievements in competitive Irish dance include:
Mid America Champion
Multiple time World Medalist
Top 5 in North America
Multiple time World Qualifier
Multiple time team medalists at Regionals, Nationals and Worlds
Performed locally, nationally, and internationally
noun. 1. Warrior, fighter (Latin).
The goal of Bellator Academy of Irish Dance is to provide world-class instruction while cultivating a love for Irish dance and culture. Bellator Academy provides a place for dancers to learn, have fun, and create bonds that will last a lifetime. It also provides an opportunity for dancers to grow mentally, emotionally and physically. Bellator means Warrior. It is our name and our focus.
Warriors are not born, they are made.
They create themselves through trial and error
and the ability to conquer their own faults and fears.
In everything we do at Bellator, we support each other. Through practices and competition, through failure and success, these bonds show us that we’re not alone as we continue learning to grow and improve.