Photo by: Jeff-Cravotta 

Chelsea Dumas

Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN
Dancing Since: Age 7
Seasons with North Carolina Dance Theatre: 1
Favorite music: Lana Del Rey
Favorite Charlotte restaurant: Roosters
Advice for aspiring dancers: Stay positive and be confident in who you are as a dancer and a person
Advice for aspiring dancers: “Dance for the audience, not for yourself.”

Chelsea Dumas began her training in Fort Wayne, IN, at New American Youth Ballet and Conservatory under the direction of Beth McLeish. She then studied ballet at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Chelsea has spent summers at The Chautauqua Institute and The School of American Ballet. Some of her favorite ballets to perform have been Balanchine’s Serenade, Who Cares? andConcerto Barocco; and Mark Diamond’s Bolero. Chelsea was an apprentice with NC Dance Theatre prior to joining the company.