Chelsea began her training at a young age studying in an expansive array of genres including, Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Pointe and Musical Theater. Chelsea was accepted into the Somerset County Gifted and Talented program under the direction of Shelia Buttermore. Here, she intensively trained in additional areas of dance such as choreography, improvisation, and stage-managing. Chelsea was awarded a scholarship in recognition of her choreographic skill and dance development. She continued her dance career at Montclair State University learning from some of the top professionals in the dance industry including, Fredrick Earl Mosley, Lonne Mortton, and Nancy Lushington. Chelsea graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in Dance Education specialized in studio teaching and education. In addition, Chelsea was accepted into the Joffrey School of Ballet, Jazz & Contemporary program where she was offered the opportunity to be part of the notorious Joffrey pre-professional training program. She was also awarded scholarship to attend the Earl Mosley Institute of the arts where she studied with Freddie Dejesus and Roderick Jackson. Chelsea has performed at infamous locations such as the Joffrey Ballet School and 92Y Street in New York City. Chelsea has received multiple top honor awards for her routines finishing first place overall at both Regional and Nationally ranked competitive events. Chelsea’s choreography has been granted honorable recognition and awards in various genres of dance.
Jonathan Godfrey began his dance training at the age of 9, at the age of 14 Jonathan was accepted into the South Jersey Performing Arts Program at Gloucester County Institute of Technology where he studied under David Kloss, Althea Leslie, Norman Taylor and other guest artists. At the age of 16 Jonathan performed the World Premier Contemporary Ballet “Van Gogh” with the Rebecca Davis Dance Company at the Prince Theatre in Philadelphia performing the role of “Little Theo” as well as training with their professional training programs on a full scholarship. He has also performed with South Jersey Ballet Theatre performing in “The Nutcracker” and “Swan Lake.” Jonathan has attended multiple intensives including Cooper River Ballet Summer Intensive, Atlantic City Ballet Winter Intensive, and Philadanco Summer Intensive. Jonathan has performed at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in 2011 and 2012, performing alongside of members from Alvin Ailey Dance Company, Alvin Ailey 2, Life Dance Company and many others. In the summers of 2012 and 2013 Jonathan received a full scholarship to Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts where he studied under Earl Mosley, Ronald K. Brown, Brian Harlon Brooks, Aubrey Lynch, and many others, as a student at EMIA Jonathan’s choreography was presented in the professional showcase. Jonathan performed under choreographers such Earl Mosley, Bill T. Jones, and Larry Keigwin, in such pieces as “Continuous Replay”, “Runaway” and “I See You.” In 2013 he performed “Continuous Replay” for the 92Y in New York City, and “I See You” at Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Series.
Jonathan has choreographed for Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts Benefit Gala, EMIA, Hearts of Men, Who’s Who in Asian American Culture, and the 2014 Maccabi Games. Recently Jonathan has had the opportunity to teach master classes at Somerset County Vocational and Technical High School, Center of Dance Arts and many other studios in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Connecticut. As an Intern for EMIA, Jonathan had the opportunity to choreograph for their weekly showcases, as well as teaching Ballet, Modern, and Contemporary. Most recently Jonathan has been given the opportunity to be apart of NYC’s Man In Mation. View Jonathan’s website at jonathangodfreydance.com