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Chelsea Ainsworth ’08

  • Chelsea Ainsworth

Chelsea Ainsworth is a graduate of the Dance Department of The Juilliard School where she received the Joseph Polisi award for commitment to outreach and building community around the arts.

After graduating she worked with various choreographers including Johannes Wieland/StaadtstheaterKassel, Lorena Egan, Flexicure, Amber Sloan, Bryn Cohn + Artists, ZviDance, and the Bang Group. She was on the ballet and modern faculty at Cap21 musical theater school and Chen Dance Center for four years.

She is the co-founder and Executive Director of Arts on Site, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting artists of all disciplines by offering affordable studio space and hosting monthly events to encourage community collaboration. She also built and owns a residency and retreat center in the Shawangunk Mountains of New York, where she curates residencies for artists.

Currently, she is dancing and choreographing through HUMA, the resident collective at Arts on Site.