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About Us

Modern Ballet Dancers

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Kelsey's for your dancer!


1. Highly Qualified and Experienced Owner 


In 2013, Kelsey Romea founded Kelsey's Dance & Fitness (KDF). As a graduate of the prestigious New York University and world renowned dance program at Point Park University, Kelsey is committed to providing all students high-quality dance education.


2. Professional Staff


The Faculty at Kelsey's have dedicated many years to their own dance training and have made an ongoing commitment to their teacher training in order to best serve our students. Instructors work together throughout the year to encourage the success of each student.


3. Positive Learning Environment & Family Oriented Atmosphere


We believe the dance studio should be a safe place for learning and creativity and a place where lifelong friendships are created. We invite you to try a class before any financial commitment is made. 


4. Organized Management


From our website to our online registration system to our class curricula, our goal is to make your experience with us informed and enjoyable. Information is always available online, posted at each studio, and emailed. We respond to voicemails and emails within 24 hours. With many years of teaching experience and recital performances, we are communicative, organized, and strive to provide the most streamlined experience for picture weeks and shows.

5. The Best Facilities​

We continuously invest in our facilities, creating the safest, cleanest, state of the art environment for our dancers to truly thrive.  

A Little Background

A Pittsburgh native, I am a graduate of Point Park University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance, and a graduate of New York University with a Master of Arts degree in Dance Education. Knowing that one day I would run a business of my own, I have pursued business education in sports, arts, and entertainment management and entrepreneurship while attending both schools.


Upon receiving my bachelor’s degree, I moved to New York City where I performed on stage and film for various artists and shows.  I taught dance, coached basketball and softball, and soon found myself playing the drums in a rock band which quickly became the focus of my NYC experience. After years of rehearsing, performing shows and recording an album, the band decided to part ways. At that point I took a brief hiatus from the big city and quickly immersed myself in teaching, both in a studio setting and at the university level. My curiosity in dance education and my eagerness to be the most effective educator that I could be led me back to New York City where I attended graduate school at New York University.  


During my time at NYU, I served as the Student Chapter Representative to the National Dance Education Organization.  A year later I was selected, nationally, as the Student Rep to the Board of Directors.  This past October in Los Angeles at NDEO’s annual conference, I served on a panel to offer guidance to current undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in the field of dance education, performance, and business. 


My choreography presented at NYU was selected for the American College Dance Festival (2012, Penn State University) and most recently, as a finalist for the Jazz Dance World Congress International Choreography Competition (2012). 


Additionally, I have extensive teaching experience with ages 3 to Adult in dance, sports, and fitness that span various sectors (private studio, community programs, private schools, university).  Other points of interest include: competition recognition including various choreography and teaching awards, Pilates certifications, jazz and theater instructor at New York City’s historic 92Y, guest teacher & choreographer for universities, private studios and independent dance students.

This year (2018), I have been honored with an invitation to present at a national dance studio conference for owners, teachers, and staff. My wonderful team and I will be attending this professional development experience in Chicago this August where I will be presenting on growth management with a focus on an educated and dedicated team of instructors. I believe my customers recognize and equally value the important role that each instructor plays in the development of their child's dance education and experience as part of our studio family.

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