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Careers in Dance podcast

Careers in Dance shares personal stories and global conversations to increase visibility, inspire new work, and ensure sustainability in the field of dance.

We're here to talk about life-long careers in performance, art making, and the business of dance.



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What is the future of dance? 

These words come to mind.

Global. Social. Technology. Environment. Local.

From performance to leadership, a career in dance is creative, collaborative, challenging, and moving - the many reasons we enjoy dancing.


As you transition from college to a company or organization employment to entrepreneurship, listen to Careers in Dance podcast to hear stories of successful artists, consultants, managers, and other professionals who embrace our world's shifting work culture and ensure their path is sustainable. 

Interviews and listeners include:

Performers, choreographers, directors, presenters,

students, educators, administrators,

leaders, board members and our communities 

looking to build awareness and advance the field of dance.

Topics include:

  • Auditions, Internships, Undergrad & Grad School

  • Leadership and Mentorship

  • Employment to Entrepreneurship

  • An Artist-Friendly Work Environment

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Community Engagement & Strategic Partnerships

  • Technology & Dance

  • Must Haves (taxes, insurance, budgets)


Meet Kelsey.

Kelsey Ley, founder and host of Careers in Dance podcast,

is a New York City based dance education professional who specializes in programming, strategic partnerships, and organizational development.

Kelsey is currently the School Director for the Mark Morris Dance Group and Dance Advisor for WGBH Children's TV Programming. 


She has been a dancer since the age of 3 studying with Barrington Dance Academy, American Ballet Theater, Ballet Austin, and Boston Ballet. Kelsey attended the University of Iowa for a BFA in Dance and BA in Education, then performed throughout Chicago while working for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago as Youth Program Manager and a Teaching Artist.  In addition, she was the Chair of Links Hall's Associate Board and has presented at dance education conferences in Chicago and New York.

Identities also include avid yogi, proud wife, dog lover, pizza connoisseur, and girl scout.


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