Name: Chelsea Nester Birthday: 12-21-87
Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
Last team danced for: Louisville Lady Saints
Dance Experience: Chelsea’s dance training began when she was 8 years old as a member of the Mt. Washington Colts little league dance team. She continued dancing for the Colts through middle school where she recieved two Dancer of the Year honors in 1999 and 2001. She was also a member of the Bullitt County All-Star Dance team from 2001-2003. Chelsea became a member of the Louisville All-Star Dance Team in 2003 where she earned a National Champinionship title at the World Spirit Federation Competition. In 2005, she competed at the Kentucky State Dance Competition and recieved second place honors for her solo. Chelsea began dancing for her high schools dance team from 2004-2006 and was team captain. She graduated from Bullitt East High School in 2006, and went on to dance for Indiana University Southeast Red Edition Dance Team from 2006-2007. After a year of dancing for IUS, Chelsea joined the professional dancers of the Louisville Fire Wildfires in 2007. In 2009, she became a member of the Louisville Lady Saints dance team where she, and teammate, April Curtsinger choreographed dances for the team. Throughout her years of dance, Chelsea has recieved special training in hip-hop and jazz technique at 360 Dance Studio.
Personal: Chelsea is so happy that this dream of having another professional dance team in Louisville is now a reality. She is the co-choreographer/coach/dancer of the Lightning Ladies with April Curtsinger (TEAM BLACK!). In her spare time you can find her at the gym and spending time with family and friends. Chelsea resides in Mt. Washington, KY. She is the daughter of Christopher and Brenda Nester. Chelsea is a certified esthetician and is currently working at Park Community Federal Credit Union. She has one older sister, Cristal Alvey and is an "Aunt Extrodinaire" to Jaelyn Mae Alvey. :)
Getting to know CHELSEA!
What is the most memerable moment in your dance career? Getting a phone call from David (on my BIRTHDAY) and finding out that a sponsor was found for the Lightning Ladies! I was SO PUMPED!!! Still am!! :D
What three words best describe you? creative, goofy, smiley :)
Hobbies and Interests: dancing, working out, playing with my niece, Jaelyn Mae! shopping, drawing, going on vacations! hanging with friends.
Favorite TV shows: THE OFFICE!! Real Housewives of Orange County, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team, Modern Family, Americas Best Dance Crew.
Most prized possession: my grandmothers wedding rings that I have been wearing since my sophomore year in high school.
Favorite guilty pleasure: sleeping in!!
Favorite quote(s): "GO BIG OR GO HOME!" "Don’t waste the pretty." and "Your life is what your thoughts make it."
What is the best part about being a professional dancer? Being a role model to other young dancers, being able to meet and greet the fans, and bringing more entertainment to an already exciting game!
Favorite movie: Dumb and Dumber, Dan in Real Life, and The Little Mermaid.
Favorite artist/music group: Maroon 5, Lady Gaga, and Britney Spears