Kelsi is entering her 5th year as a teacher at MelRoes. Originally from Lincoln, NE, Kelsi moved to the Kansas City area 6 years ago to attend school at UMKC. Her dance experience includes competing since age 6 and attending regional and national competitions until graduation.
When she was 17, she was selected to intern for Celebrity Dance Competitions on their Nationals at Sea cruise and had the pleasure of working with other dancers and choreographers from all over the country. Additionally, she attended a two-week summer intensive in Los Angeles under full scholarship with the Brockus Contemporary Dance Company. During her time at UMKC, Kelsi was on the nationally-ranked UMKC dance team as a captain and led her team to two consecutive runner-up finishes at NDA Collegiate Nationals. She is now the assistant coach for UMKC and is happy to finally have cliched the Jazz Division 1 National Championship last year as a part of the coaching staff. She loves seeing the kids at MelRoes grow into wonderful dancers AND people and can't wait to continue working with them this season!