Fort Wayne, Indiana
Joined Ballet Arizona: 2015
Training: Fort Wayne Ballet
Other Companies: Kansas City Ballet
Chelsea Teel, a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, received her training from the Fort Wayne Ballet. She joined the Kansas City Ballet in 2001, and spent 7 seasons performing principal roles in ballets that included Balanchine’s Pas De Dix, Mozartiana, and Concerto Barocco, Nacho Duato’s Jardi Tancat, Bruce Marks’ Lark Ascending, Jose Limon’s The Moor’s Pavane, and several ballets by Twyla Tharp, Todd Bolender, & William Whitener. After performing the title role in Ib Andersen’s Romeo & Juliet for KCB’s 50th anniversary, Chelsea joined Ballet Arizona in 2008. In the following seasons, she performed principal roles in Balanchine’s Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Divertimento No. 15, and The Four Temperaments, Jerome Robbins’ In The Night, and Ib Andersen’s The Nutcracker and Diversions. Following the 2009-2010 season, Chelsea embarked on a second career as an aerialist, performing with several small companies before joining the national tour of Cavalia’s Odysseo as a featured aerial performer. She performed in over 500 shows in 11 North American cities and also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno during her run with the show. Chelsea has also enjoyed teaching ballet throughout her career, working with schools across the country including Fort Wayne Ballet, Mid-Atlantic Ballet, The Rock School for Dance Education, and the School of Ballet Arizona.