Kelsey Charlotte Hanstad is a dancer/choreographer based in Minneapolis. She received her BA in Dance from Gustavus Adolphus College.
Throughout her time at Gustavus her choreography has been performed at ACDFA in 2012 as well as performing in the 2014 ACDFA Gala Performance. Kelsey attended Accademia dell’ arte, a performing arts conservatory in Arezzo, Italia. Who she now works as a recruiter for the undergraduate dance program. She has worked with artists across Europe and the States including Stephan Koplowitz, Mark Allen , Girorgio Rossi, Rita Petrone , Ashai Lombardo Arop, Philip Flickinger and Heather Klophchin.
She has worked with D.I.G / Dancers Investigation Group in Sacramento, California. Kelsey currently dances with Christopher Watson Dance Company and recently having the opportunity to perform in St. Louis for a collaborative show. SEVEN DANCE, which she co-founded in 2014, premiered at the Minnesota Fringe Festival and will be collaborating on projects throughout the summer. And most recently, this is Kelsey’s first season as a company member of STRONGmovement, directed by Darrius Strong. STRONG physically and musically embodies identity. The StarTribune referred to the work as “investigating intimacy, competition and the struggle of human connection.”