Kelsi Darby is a Pittsburgh-based professional dancer, teacher/choreographer, and Certified Yoga Instructor. For the past 5 years, Kelsi has lived and worked in Los Angeles, California, professionally represented by Clear Talent Group for dance and Bella Agency LA for print modeling. While living in Los Angeles, Kelsi trained and worked with industry leaders in dance, acting, and modeling, including a 3-month mentorship with Dana Foglia Dance. Kelsi’s professional credits include performing as “Cinderella” with the national touring cast of Disney, Jr. Live! Pirate & Princess Adventure; live national television appearances as a featured soloist for Nicki Minaj at the BET Awards, and as a dancer for Beyonce at the MTV VMA awards; the lead role in Shick Skintimate’s “Pitch Perfect 2 Ready, Shave, Shine” national commercial (under the direction of Adam Shankman); Subaru national commercial; “Pure Gear” national advertising campaign; featured soloist at the “Industry Dance Awards”; ensemble performer for The Lythgoe Family’s Pasadena Playhouse production of “A Cinderella Christmas”; model/dancer for the SciFy Channel’s hit television show, “Face Off” (with choreography by Travis Wall); back-up dancer for recording artist Helene Fischer’s live televised concert in Hamburg, Germany. Kelsi was also a “Green Mile Finalist” (Top 15 Female) on the Fox Channel’s hit show, “So You Think You Can Dance”, and she traveled to Asia to assist on the set of “So You Think You Can Dance Vietnam”. Kelsi is a proud member of both the Screen Actors Guild and Actors’ Equity and is currently on faculty with Edge Talent’s National Intensive Tour.
During her residency in Los Angeles, Kelsi she worked as the Studio Manager for IAF Compound in North Hollywood, where she managed and coordinated events and scheduling, as well as assisted in teaching/choreography at numerous workshops and intensives along the West Coast, including the Joffrey Ballet West. She also developed a deep passion for the practice of yoga, which led to her successfully completing the CorePower Yoga Certification Program in Hollywood and the CorePower Yoga Sculpt Certification Program in Columbus, OH.