Being able to live life performing is truly the greatest gift.
Chelsea Hupalowsky was born, raised and began her dance training in Cleveland, Ohio. Studying primarily at Carmella’s Dance Studio, Cleveland Dance Theatre, and Cleveland Ballet Conservatory, she focused her training on jazz, modern, ballet, and tap, though is proficient in many other genres. Summer programs include Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, American Ballet Theatre Collegiate, The St. Louis Ballet, and The Joffrey Ballet at the University of Akron.
Chelsea studied dance at The University of Akron in Akron, OH; receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts, and graduating Magna Cum Laude. While at UA, she had the opportunity to work with Keigwin + Company, MOMIX, Camille A. Brown, Doug Varone and Dancers, and Paul Taylor II. Chelsea has been fortunate to learn from a variety of remarkable teachers, including Carmella Dixon, Margaret Holden, Desmond Davis, Kerry Skuderin, Jenny Burnett, Robin Prichard, Christina Foise, Andrew Carroll, Kara Stewart and Cydney Spohn.
Currently residing in Orlando, FL, Chelsea performs professionally with Universal Studios Orlando, Capone’s Dinner & Show, and Drapinski Dance Company. Other credits include Santa’s Fantastical Atlanta, The Vegas Opera, RWS & Associates, The Cirque Magique, Cirque by Night, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company II, Pas de Monkey Dance Project, Papa’s Comedy Cabaret, and Random Acts of Culture. She has attended and performed at the Youth American Grand Prix, Ohio Dance Festival, American College Dance Festival, Cincy Fringe Festival, Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival, Centerfest Cleveland, National Dance Week performances and Northeast Ohio Dance Festival. She has performed works by Paul Taylor, George Balanchine, Alexandra Beller (Alexandra Beller and Dancers), Steven McMahon (Ballet Memphis), Marlayna Locklear (Dayton Contemporary Dance Company), and Rob Priore (Company E).
Instruction and choreography are also continuing passions of hers. Recently at Windermere Prep and formerly adjunct dance faculty at Perkins Elementary School, Chelsea builds an early dance appreciation with grades K-5. She has served as head of the dance department, Zumba program, and resident choreographer for multiple summers at Camp Manitou in McKellar, Ontario. While an instructor at Cleveland Ballet Conservatory, she choreographed pieces for The Nutcracker Suite, Mary Poppins, and Alice in Wonderland. She has also made works for various University of Akron shows, such as “Choreographer’s Workshop,” “Spring into Dance,” “Cabaret Company,” “UADC,” and “What’s Next?” Her choreographed routines for the North Royalton High School Cheerleading Competition Team include a routine performed at a Cleveland Cavalier’s home game. Her work and artistic process were featured on ZTV’s “Lowdown.”
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