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AMDA Faculty since: 2021
Chelsea Midori Wood is a sought after teacher and choreographer for over ten years. Throughout this time, she focused her creative talents locally, on the various studios in her hometown. During her tenure there, she worked to expand the genres students competed in, so that her dancers could showcase their talent in acapella, body percussion and rhythmic tap. Through the years, over a dozen of her students have received scholarships and have been accepted to notable art programs around the country. Chelsea has won numerous awards for best tap choreography, most notably the Al Gilbert Tap Excellence award and best choreography for the unique numbers she presents. Since 2015, she has worked collaboratively and extensively with tap legend, Lori Johnson, both regionally and nationally at Tremaine Dance convention. During the past three years, Chelsea has traveled nationally as a judge for Kids Artistic Review (KAR) convention and Rainbow competition. Most recently she was nominated for the International Dance Award (IDA) for best choreography in 2020. Chelsea's focus centers on elevating her students' dance skills and most importantly their interpersonal skills that create lasting success in this industry.