About the Studio

Kelsey’s Dance and Fitness Center is committed to the highest quality dance instruction in a positive learning environment. The faculty at Kelsey’s takes pride in continuing their education and professional development in order to best serve their students and clientele. KDF provides an atmosphere of growth for all students that supports not only technical achievement, but collaborative and critical thinking skills and confidence building that will last a lifetime.

Meet Our Faculty

KELSEY ROMEA

Owner/Artistic Director

Miss Kelsey is the proud Owner and Director of KDF.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Dance Education from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance from Point Park University. After an early graduation from college and moving to New York, she performed as a dancer and as a drummer throughout the city. Her days as an indie-rock drummer continue to influence her choreographic style. Kelsey has always had a love for teaching and began her career at a very early age. She has been on faculty at the world-renowned 92Y in New York City and Seton Hill University before deciding to open her own studio. Her choreography has been showcased at the Jazz Dance World Congress and the American College Dance Association. Miss Kelsey is excited to start a new season and to get the opportunity to once again encourage her students to grow!

STEPHANIE MATSEY

Business Manager/Dance Instructor

Stephanie was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She teaches the youngest KDF dancers (ages 2-6), and is the Business Manager for the studio. She is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor's degree in Labor and Employment Relations. Stephanie began her training on the Gymkhana Gymnastics Team. She started her dance training at the age of 8, and danced competitively for 7 years on the Studio G Dance Team, attending regional and national dance competitions. She studied ballet, jazz, tap, pointe, lyrical and hip-hop. Throughout her career, Stephanie has over five years of HR experience. She is so excited to be starting her 6th season at KDF!

SARAH MATTIS

Co-Company Director

Sarah grew up competitively dancing in Columbia, MD.
Point Park University's Conservatory of the Performing Arts brought her to Pittsburgh. Graduating with a BA in Dance in 2014, she began teaching, choreographing, and performing around the Pittsburgh area. Sarah has worked with Millennium Dance Complex PGH, Red City Live Entertainment, Exhalations Dance Theatre and more. Sarah loves teaching all styles of dance. Her teaching style focuses on educating student's on how their bodies work as well as emphasizing the athletic and artistic qualities of movement. You might see her working with our company Tues & Thurs as well as teaching some new adult drop-in classes! This year starts our 3rd Competition Season with Miss Sarah!

MISSY NEWELL

Dance Instructor

Missy teaches tap, jazz, ballet, and musical theatre to Plum's 7-9 year olds! Missy is a graduate of Seton Hill University with a teaching degree in Music Education with a minor in Theatre and a Masters in Inclusion Education. She has choreographed for various local high school musicals and is currently at Leechburg Middle/Senior High School. She has also performed for many of our local community theatres including Split Stage Productions, New Kensington Civic Theatre, and Apple Hill Playhouse to name a few. In addition, Missy has been teaching chorus and music for the Penn Hills School District for 14 years.

EMMA FRANK

Dance Instructor

Emma C. Frank is a dancer, singer, and actress from Pittsburgh, PA. She has trained at Studio G Dance Center, Westinghouse Arts Academy, and the Pittsburgh CLO. Throughout her years performing and training, she has been granted numerous awards in both dance and musical theatre. Emma is thrilled to be joining the KDF family for the 2020-2021 season!

MEGHAN RYGELSKI

Tumbling Instructor/Front Desk

Meghan graduated from Fox Chapel High School with the class of 2019. She started dancing at a young age and joined Kelseys Company Team in 2014. She began assisting in tumbling classes which later lead to her teaching her own while taking classes at The Community College of Allegheny County.

MADDIE KNISLEY

Tumbling Instructor

Maddie is a Junior at Plum Senior High School. She was a gymnast for 11 years, and has experience in All Star Cheer. She currently cheers for Plum, and also coaches cheer. This is her second season at KDF. Her favorite thing about teaching is seeing the kids accomplish their goals!

SOPHIA MASSARO

Tumbling Instructor

Sophia is a senior cheerleader at Franklin Regional High School. She has been cheering for 7 years and has tumbled for 14. She enjoys spending her time with kids at the studio, and is very excited to be joining KDF for her second year!

RAYNA TODERO

Tumbling instructor

Rayna is a senior cheerleader at Franklin Regional High School who grew up in Export/Delmont. She has been tumbling and cheering for 12 years, and loves sharing her passion with kids and helping them reach their goals. This will be Rayna's second year teaching at KDF.

Stephanie  Matsey

Melissa Newell

Instructor

 

Missy teaches tap, jazz, ballet, and musical theatre to Plum's 6-9 year olds!  Missy is a graduate of Seton Hill University with a teaching degree in Music Education with a minor in Theatre and a Masters in Inclusion Education.  She has choreographed for various local high school musicals and is currently at Springdale Jr./Sr. High School getting ready for Peter Pan!  She has also performed for many of our local community theatres including Split Stage Productions, New Kensington Civic Theatre, and Apple Hill Playhouse to name a few.  In addition, Missy has been teaching chorus and music for the Penn Hills School District for 9 years.

Sarah Mattis

Lori Ummer

Kelsey's Plum

1817 Golden Mile Highway

Plum, PA 15239

724-575-7963

Kelsey's Harmar

2585 Freeport Road

Pittsburgh, PA 15238

412-435-6179

Kelsey's Harmar

Kelsey's Plum