Kelsey Rose Young

Kelsey Rose Young is an up-and-coming performer, teacher and choreographer based in Detroit, Michigan. Most recently, she was a contestant on the FOX Network's So You Think You Can Dance, advancing to the Vegas round. Kelsey has had the privilege of studying under and performing alongside many of today’s most respected tap dancers and legends including Arthur Duncan, Ardie Bryant, Bill Irwin, Gregg Russell, Chloe Arnold, Sarah Reich, Chris Broughton, David Mann, Jenefer Miller, and Suzy Guarino-Hall. As a choreographer, she draws from her training and range of experiences as a singer and dancer to create a style that is intricate, gritty, passionate, and entertaining. Her pieces have received many awards and accolades across the country and she is quickly becoming one of the Midwest’s premier tap choreographers. She is currently the director and lead choreographer for the preprofessional tap company – the Detroit Tap Repertory, as well as a member of Shelby Kaufman’s tap company, G.L.Y.D.E., and Detroit’s Jordan Mac hip hop crew. Kelsey is a member of Cecchetti Council of America and is branching out into the ballroom arena having just completed her first season of amateur competition. She is currently working as a competitive tap instructor at two Metro Detroit studios and works independently as a choreographer for students throughout Michigan. Over the years, Kelsey has worked with the Jonas Brothers, Debbie Gibson, and Radio Disney and has performed in the Macy’s and Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parades, at the Detroit Jazz Festival, and at TedX Detroit.