Welcome to Westlake High School's Dance Program!!!!
Student's will have the opportunity to not only train their bodies but also examine and contextualize the historical, social and physiological underpinnings surrounding the WORLD of DANCE! Students will be able to experience training in Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Improvisation/Composition and Modern/Contemporary dance. Students will also gain insight into Dance History and Dance Media/technology. Ms. Budge strives to bring the most current and relevant practices and techniques to her students. Ms. Budge is motivated to foster the individual growth of each student and determined to help each and every student reach their dance performance and educational goals!
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(MFA, University of Utah; BS, Southern Utah University; Secondary Education Licensure, Utah Valley University) has taught extensively in Secondary and Higher Education. Ms. Budge has extensive performing experience with notables such as performing at The Cunningham Theater, Dance Theater Workshop, The Joyce Soho, The Slipper Room and the Abingdon Arts Complex in NYC. Ms. Budge has also choreographed for the Utah Regional Ballet, Snow College Badgerettes, Utah Flash Dancers, Youth American Grand Prix (top 12 solo), Utah Flash Dance Team, Mudson Performance Series, Audience Awards Artists, Utah Valley University's Contemporary Dance Ensemble and Synergy Dance Companies and many High School Dance Companies and Drill Teams. Ms. Budge has also choreographed and performed at many festivals, fashion shows, and other special events nationally and internationally such as The Fresh Fruit Festival NYC (Outstanding Performer of the Year Award), The International Dance Festival in NYC and the Centre de Danza in Madrid, Spain. Chelsea has presented at the 'Art of Gender in Everyday Life Conference' and the 'Arts in Education Conference'. Chelsea was selected for a Choreography Intensive with Internationally Award Winning Choreographer Troy Mundy. Currently, Chelsea is the Dance Company Director and dance instructor at Westlake High School and is a guest teacher/choreographer for many studios and High Schools throughout Utah.