Kelsey Paschich is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is currently pursuing her MFA at the University of New Mexico. She graduated Cum Laude with a BFA in dance from Point Park University. Kelsey has danced and performed with The Moscow State Classical Ballet (Moscow, Russia), DCDC2 (Dayton, Ohio), Thodos Dance Chicago (Chicago, IL), River North Chicago Dance Company (Chicago, IL), the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Interdansa Dance Festival 2010 (Costa Brava, Spain), ARCOS Dance (Austin, TX), and Keshet Dance Company (Albuquerque, NM). During this time Kelsey performed in the ballets Don Quixote, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Spartacus, Stravinsky’ s L’ Histoire du Soldate, and Swan Lake along with many other original and already set contemporary repertory works both nationally and internationally. She has worked with choreographers such as: Robert Battle, Carla Maxwell, Ann Reinking, Lucas Crandall, Lar Lubavitch, Tamir Ginz, Margo Sappington, Kevin O’ Day, Alan Heinline, Joanie Smith, Frank Chavez, Melissa Thodos, Zac Whittenburg, Curtis Uhlemann, Robert Moses, Gail Gilbert, Donna Jewell, Erika Pujic and many more. Kelsey continues to perform with ARCOS Dance Company and perform professionally as an independent artist. She teaches at the University of New Mexico, NDI, Modas Dance, and for many others.