Kelsey McDermott, Show Choir Clinician

Kelsey is a professionally trained dancer with 23 years’ experience in hip-hop, lyrical, pointe, tap, jazz, ballet, musical theatre, and swing. She is also an accomplished musical theater singer and actress. Some of her credits include: A Chorus Line (Maggie), Beauty and the Beast (Babette), and All My Sons (Sue). She now specializes in show choir dance and choreography, teaching privately and choreographing for many Omaha area show choirs –  most recently working with Blair High School and Center Stage Show Choir.

Kelsey got her start in show choir as a student at Westside High School where she was an active participant in their Amazing Technicolor Show Choir, (ATSC). She was dance captain for 2 years and awarded Outstanding Female Performer and All American Dancer at national competitions. During her time in ATSC Kelsey developed choreography for audition pieces and modified choreography for the ATSC show. Kelsey went on to attend Northwest Missouri State University on a vocal music scholarship. From there her life took a different turn as she was drawn to a career in medicine. Kelsey graduated Cum Laude from Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  She is currently a Cardiovascular Intensive Care Nurse for Nebraska Medicine – while continuing to teach privately and choreograph! Kelsey keeps a close relationship with the show choir community to keep abreast of all the up and coming show choir audition information.  She is very proud to be a member of the SNJ family, and would love to help in any of your dancing or show choir audition needs!