Kelsey Bartman (Guest Choreographer) is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and began formal training with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School (PBTS) and Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA). Summers were spent studying at American Ballet Theatre New York, Jacob's Pillow Jazz Program for two years and PBTS for several years. Kelsey continued as a trainee with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT). During that time she choreographed works for PBT's school and company. She then joined Nashville Ballet 2 in 2007 and was hired on as a Nashville Ballet Apprentice. She has had the honor of dancing in Balanchine's Four Temperaments and Serenade, Sarah Slipper's Postcards From the Boys, as well as Paul Vasterling's Adjustable Wrench and Carmina Burana. She also had the pleasure of dancing for the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival. Since then she has co-created WIP Choreography Project, and choreographed for Nashville Ballet, Nashville Ballet 2, and Texture Contemporary Ballet. Her work Stills From Italy was performed at the White Wave DUMBO Dance Festival and The Rose was showcased at Dance Canvas in Atlanta. Kelsey has taught for the School of Nashville Ballet, Evolve Productions, and is now teaching at Laurel Youth Ballet and Millenium Dance Complex. She has recently had the privilege of teaching a workshop for the group YaleDancers at Yale University.