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Chelsea Gallivan

Director of Dance/Resident Choreographer 

Chelsea Gallivan has been involved with The Studio since their first production in 2014. Now as their Director of Dance and Resident Choreographer, she is responsible for choreographing, teaching, and supervising all dance aspects at The Studio. Chelsea has 18 years of dance experience, as well as 12 years of teaching. She holds a Dance degree from Rockford University (Rockford, IL), with a minor in Business Administration. She also has a Certificate of Dance Ministry from Ingredients Dance Company and Training Program (Dallas, TX). 

Over the years, Chelsea has performed with professional companies such as Bad Wolf Dance Theatre, Without Shoes Modern Dance Company, Ingredients Dance Company, and Dance Revolution. These companies have given her the opportunity to participate in events such as Gateway Church’s Pink Impact Women’s Conference (Dallas, TX), Reinhard Bonnke: Firestorm USA (Dallas, TX), The Rockford City Dance Festival (Rockford, IL), Elgin Fringe Festival (Elgin, IL), and The American College Dance Association (ACDA – Central Region). Beyond The Studio’s musical productions, Chelsea’s choreography has been showcased at events and concerts including The American College Dance Association (ACDA), Rockford University’s Orchesis, Immersion Performing Arts Company, Rockford Christian High School, and Dance Revolution. 

Her passion is to see her students make discoveries within their gifts and talents and find confidence in who they are as individuals, artists, and performers. Chelsea is currently an Adjunct Dance Professor at Rockford University, as well as the Artistic Director for Immersion Performing Arts Company.  

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