Chelsea Keefer was born and raised in the great state of Utah, surrounded by natural gems like the Great Salt Lake and Zion National Park. She spent her youth witnessing Utah grow and change, and is an enthusiastic contributor to Salt Lake City’s blossoming art community as a Soloist at Ballet West. Over the past 10 years, Chelsea has obtained a Bachelor of Science in Human Development, a 200-hour Yoga Certification from Kripalu, and studied with Scott Moore, Kim Dastrup, John Cottrell, Coby Kozlowski, Dana Regan, Jashoda Edmunds, Devarshi Steven Hartman and Anodea Judith. As a dancer and yoga instructor, Chelsea aims to connect her body and consciousness to the point where she is always evolving, always surrendering to the present moment. She walks a path blazed by professional ballerinas before her, but often strays to the road less traveled in search of balance. When ballerinas perform on stage they appear composed, elegant, and alert, but maintaining a healthy presence of mind is a daily commitment.
Chelsea began dancing professionally in 2009 with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet touring their Nutcracker, later joining The Tulsa Ballet for three seasons, and has been a member of Ballet West since 2013. She has worked with a vast range of choreographers including: Nicolo Fonte, Wayne McGregor, Jorma Elo, Christopher Bruce, Jodie Gates, Edwaard Liang, Ma Cong, Matthew Neenan, Val Caniparoli, and Natalie Weir. Performing in roles such as: Olga in John Cranko’s Onegin, The Young Girl in Kurt Jooss’s The Green Table, Court of Love in Nicolo Fonte’s Rite of Spring, Pas de Cinq lead in George Balanchine’s Chaconne, Sugar Plum in Ballet West's The Nutcracker, Overgrown Path Jiri Kylian, Pas de trois in Adam Sklute’s Swan Lake, and Kate from David Bintley’s Shakespeare Suite. She is currently providing Mentorship, Life Coaching, and Workshops for dancers who struggle with anxiety through the process of meditation, life skills, daily tools, and yoga. Wellness is a prominent word within her vocabulary whether it is physical or mental.