Miss Chelsey Banyai
Chelsey has been dancing since the young age of 2 years old. She has trained in various styles of dance including, ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, musical theatre and modern. She started competing at 5 years old and continued to be apart of a competitive dance team for 13 years. She has competed at both the regional and national levels winning several awards and special awards. Chelsey graduated from Cawthra Park Secondary School from the Regional Arts Program, majoring in Dance. She was able to train with various choreographers and teachers as well as expand her knowledge on dance history, kinesiology and different styles of dance.
Chelsey has graduated with her Bachelor of Arts from Wilfrid Laurier University and Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University. Throughout her university career she continued her love for dance on the Laurier University dance team where she competed in the styles of jazz, lyrical, tap, contemporary and hip hop. She was also the dance team captain for the team organizing practices and competitions, as well as choreographing the jazz, lyrical and hip-hop dances. During her time on the dance team she has organized and lead workshops at different studios around the community. Chelsey is excited and looking forward to sharing her love and passion for dance with her students.
She is thrilled to be a member of The Dance Shoppe Team!