Chelsea Keefer

Sponsored by Judy and Larry Brownstein

Ballet West Academy/University of Utah Trainee: 2010
Joined Ballet West: 2014
Promoted to Demi Soloist: 2017
Promoted to Soloist: 2018

About Chelsea Keefer:

Keefer raised in Huntsville, Utah currently a Soloist with Ballet West began dancing professionally with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet touring their Nutcracker, and later joined The Tulsa Ballet for three seasons. Chelsea has worked with a vast range of choreographers including: Wayne McGregor, Jorma Elo, Nicolo Fonte, 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, Pas de Cinq lead in George Balanchine’s Chaconne, Overgrown Path Jiri Kylian, Pas de trois in Adam Sklute’s Swan Lake, and Kate from David Bintley’s Shakespeare Suite. Chelsea has received a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and a 200 hour Yoga Certification from Kripalu. She is currently a host for The Chelsea Keefer Podcast and is also 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. Chelsea believes providing a balanced approach with the correct tools will help facilitate a well self-disciplined ballet dancer and it is key to living a healthy life within this career.