Chelsey (Dahm) Bradley found her passion for choreography at only 15, and was thrilled to receive the Monticello Award for Best Emerging Choreography the next year. Chelsey went on to study choreography on full scholarship over a series of summers under Ronald K. Brown, Nelly Van Bommel, Kathryn Posin, Rob Kitsos, and Janice Brenner.
While attending college, Chelsey served as president and choreographer for the Eau Claire Concert Dance Company for two years. During this time, four of her choreographic works were selected for performance in the American College Dance Festival. She received a grant to study the choreographic process of Martha Graham, and was named “Outstanding Dance Graduate” in 2010.
Chelsey has had numerous works appear in Mid-States Regional Ballet Association Festival gala concerts. These pieces have earned her Regional Dance America’s National Commissioning award four times – 2009, 2010, 2013, and 2014. In 2014 Chelsey was named the recipient of Regional Dance America’s Choreography Connection Grant.
Her original choreography has additionally appeared at Dance Chicago’s Future Star Choreography Showcase (Chicago, IL), and the Overture Center Rising Stars Talent Search (Madison, WI). Choreographic Commissions include: Dance Wisconsin (WI), and the Greater Lansing Ballet Company (MI).
Chelsey will be presenting “The Architecture of Loss” at Small Plates Choreography Festival in March, 2015.