Chelsea began taking tap, ballet, and jazz classes at Top Hat Dance Centre, Inc. when she was only 3 yrs old. Realizing her passion for dance, she continued dancing into her teens where she won numerous scholarships for programs in New York City and Los Angeles. She was able to train under noted choreographers such as Jackie Sleight, Dave Carter, Joe Tremaine, Joe Loera, Mark Meismer, Desmond Richardson, Joe Lanteri and many others. While attending college at the University of Texas at Dallas, she began teaching tap, ballet, and jazz at Top Hat. During this time, she spent the 2006-2007 season dancing for the Dallas Mavericks NBA team.
After Chelsea graduated from UTD with a BS in Business/Marketing, she auditioned for Season 4 of “So You Think You Can Dance” where she received a ticket ‘straight through to Vegas!’ Thus beginning her journey onto Vegas week then to the top 20! After the Season Finale, she, along with 12 other dancers from the IV REAL IV EVER season began their 45-city tour around the country! Shortly after tour, she moved to Los Angeles where she still trains today and works as a professional dancer and actress.
Chelsea has worked with choreographers and directors such as Kenny Ortega, Travis Payne, Baz Luhrmann, Rosero McCall, Chuck Maldonado, Tyce Diorio, Brian Friedman, Michael Rooney, Tabitha & Napoleon, Wade Robson, Mandy Moore, Mia Michaels, and more. She has appeared on "The 81st annual Academy Awards,"American Music Awards," “Dancing with the Stars”, “America’s Got Talent” and music videos ranging from Disney, Nickelodeon, and Toni Braxton among many other artists. Chelsea recently finished dancing and acting as the character “CoCo” in the feature film "Burlesque," featuring Christina Aguilera and Cher.