Kellsie Steele has studied dance for 24 years, performing nationally in jazz, modern, ballet, pointe, tap, lyrical, and hip hop from the age of 3. She was honorary captain of the varsity cheerleading team at Eastside Catholic High School and was captain of both her Dance and Cheerleading team at Saint Mary's College of California. She trained under the direction of Lori Buffalow and Rachel Jackson of the San Francisco 49ers as well as nationally accredited choreographers Greg Russell, Andrew Vacca, and Jeannine Sabo to name just a few. Kellsie has performed nationally at NCAA basketball tournaments, and as a member of the San Francisco 49ers Goldrush professional cheerleading and dance team has had the opportunity to perform in places such as China and Japan. Kellsie holds a Bachelors degree in Communications and has taught at multiple dance academies in both San Francisco and Seattle. Kellsie joined the Cornish Dance staff in 2014. We welcome her to West Seattle Performing Arts first term.
SM 19 My First Ballet Camp!" Around the World" | June 24- July 3 | 9am-3pm |
4-7yrs | 8 Days week | full day camp | $800 ( Closed July 4,5th)
WSPA Before care-starts at 8:00 am $15
WSPA Late Pick up until 4:00 pm. $15
Ju ust add up your early and late pick ups and pay at the end of the camp)
Faculty; Christine Juarez, WSPA Director, and WSPA Faculty
This workshop is the perfect introductory mult-disciplinary workshop for to little bodies that thrive on moving story-telling and imaginary play. Students will have a jam packed day
Sample Daily Schedule:
9:00-10:00 Dance Class: Ballet, Spanish Dance, Character Dance
10:00-10:15 Break Fruit and Juice provided.
10:15-11:00 Music of the countries
11:00-11:45 Crafts of France, Spain, Russia
11:45-12:30 Lunch ( Campers bring lunch)
12:30-- 1:30 Nursery Rhymes and Imagination Theater
1:30-230 Play house- Performers Onstage
2:30-3:00 Wrap of for the day
SM 19 Ballet to Broadway Pre-Teen Dance Camp | Ages 8-12 yrs |
June 24-July 3 | 8 days | $800 ( Closed July 4-5)
Instructor: Christine Juarez, Director WSPA
Description: Ballet to Broadway Dance Camp is a 8 day immersion in dance from different styles in a fun week of dance, costumes and music. This is appropriate for those that have had dance in the past or are beginners ready to learn and jump in and work hard. Ballet to Broadway starts with fundamentals of ballet, and adds on jazz moves and broadway props and culminates in a final studio of showing of dance and fun!
Attire: Black Dance leggings, jazz shoes or ballet slippers, solid colored leotard, hair up. Brown bag lunch.
SM 19 Pre- Teen Performing Arts Intensive | Ages 6-11 yrs | July 8-19 | 2 Weeks |9:00-4:00pm $ 1130
Early Drop Off 8:00 am $10
Late pick up 5:00 p.m. $10
Instructors:Christine Juarez, WSPA Faculty, TBD
Description: Performers crave multiple disciplines will love this intensive that will offer skill based training in: dance, acting, stage combat, scene work and light vocals. The two weeks will culminate in a studio showing of short skits developed by the performers. Final Showing July 19th 3:00 p.m.
Students will have a full plate for 10 days of hard core singing, dancing, acting and stage combat and scene work developed as a class and performed together. This is more than just musical Musical Theater. This intensive will prepare you to nail the next audition and get that part of your dreams!.
Sample Schedule: Monday
9:00-10:00 Dance Warm up
10:00-10:15 Break ( snacks provided)
10:15- 11:15 Actors Improv Session
11:15-12:15 Scene Development
12:15-12:50- Lunch ( Students Bring Lunch)
12:50-2:00 Vocal Coaching
2:00-4:00 Rehearsal Block