Kelsey was born and raised in Minden, Nevada, and spent her youth dancing with the Dance Workshop. After high school, she trained with Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and spent two years performing with State Street Ballet’s apprentice company. Kelsey has spent summers training with Brenda Way, Twyla Tharp, Holly Johnston, Leah Cox, Shannon Gillen, Post Ballet, and others. She later received a BFA in dance performance at UC Ir- vine. She has performed works by Twyla Tharp, Autumn Eckman, Saleemah E. Knight, Chad Michael Hall, Brenda Way, and others. Kelsey has been a company member with Brockus: RED, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, and Peter & Co., and has performed with Bellwether Dance Project and AXIS Dance Company. Kelsey is currently a member of bay area based companies, ka·nei·see | collective and Alyssandra Katherine Dance. Kelsey has danced Chinese Soloist and Snow Soloist in NVDC's The Nutcracker since 2021.