Celebrating 35 Years of Service to Women & Girls in Washington County
Chelsea Shelton is the artistic director, choreographer, teacher, and owner of Bloom Dance Studio in Hagerstown, MD. Chelsea has been dancing for 26 years and is trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Lyrical, Pointe, Flamenco and Contemporary styles.
After graduating from high school, Chelsea auditioned and was accepted into “Remnant,” a dance program directed by Derek and Cami Capps in Tampa, Florida. During the 10-month training program, she received daily training in Jazz and Modern styles and had many teaching opportunities, administrative training, and performance opportunities within the city of Tampa. She also did a dance missions trip to the Philippines. Afterwards, Chelsea was accepted into Ingredients Dance Training Company in Dallas, Texas under the direction of Michelle Brogan. In this company she trained daily in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, and Contemporary. She performed in Dallas and traveled on a nationwide tour with the Christian Dance Convention Dance Revolution. Chelsea has been teaching and choreographing locally; she taught and choreographed the Modern Class at Hagerstown Community College. For 11 years, she lead, choreographed, and taught "3rd Day Anointing," the Dance Ministry at Gateway Ministries Church.
Chelsea started her own Christian dance company called Neshema Dance Company in Fall 2010. Neshema is a professional dance company that is in its 8th year of operation. Neshema helps dancers take their dance to a new level. It is a place where they can grow closer to God through dance and challenges them to be everything God has called them to be! In addition to being the Director of Neshema Dance Co., Chelsea is also the owner Bloom Dance Studio in Hagerstown, MD. Bloom Dance Studio is one of the only Christian dance studios in the Hagerstown area. Bloom was established in 2011 and offers Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip-hop, Tap, Modern, and Pointe from ages 3-up. Bloom and Neshema are growing and Chelsea purchased a permanent home for both of these organizations in 2013.
Chelsea has hosted and directed many summer and winter intensives over the years at Gateway Ministries Church and at Bloom Dance Studio. Re-kre'at Dance Intensive was birthed from these summer dance intensives. She hopes that Re-kre'at will grow and travel to offer these Christian dance intensives to other states in the North East! Chelsea is a Christian artist who believes in reaching out to this world through the captivating form of the arts.
As she receives creativity and unparalleled inspiration from the Author of dance she continues to strive and move forward to bloom where she has been planted.
Bloom Dance Studio is a place where young dancers can bloom into the unique dancer they were created to be.
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