Kelsey is excited to inspire a global community of creative, diverse and empowered movers by sharing her joy and passion for dance.
Kelsey Ang is a Dancer, Choreographer, Educator, and Creative Director whose career spans the globe. She trained in Hong Kong and the Philippines before moving to Los Angeles where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double degree in Dance and Marketing from Loyola Marymount University. She has had the pleasure of performing Bill T. Jones, Sidra Bell, and BODYTRAFFIC repertoire; and working with Jay Carlon, Toogie Barcelo, Invertigo Dance Theatre and CPG Concepts. She has performed live and in videos for music artists and brands including Lee Grove Music (Kristen Gutoskie), Robynn Yip and AIA Vitality.
Interested in the intersection of dance, art and media, Kelsey has choreographed and directed concert stage performances, music videos, short films and collaborations with fashion labels and music artists. Her dance film series "Night Market" was presented at the Along the Edge Arts Festival (HK) and MashUp Dance’s International Women’s Day Dance Festival (LA). Other recent works include choreographing music videos for artists Joyce Cheng and Robynn Yip, and directing a fashion video campaign for the Filipino brand Plains and Prints.
Kelsey is a passionate educator and the Director of SHIFT Dance, a dance program bringing internationally-renowned artists to Asia. She has hosted companies such as Akram Khan Company and BODYTRAFFIC. For her 2021 SHIFT Dance Intensive, Kelsey was selected to receive Mathilde Gilhet and Dario Dinuzzi’s WE-Award, a fund supporting artistic projects around the world. In addition to SHIFT, Kelsey has taught and choreographed for Red Shoe Dance Company (HK), West Island School (Hong Kong), Chinese University of Hong Kong, the ISF Academy (HK), Gigi Art of Dance (Indonesia), and Spacecuboid (Singapore). She has taught dance to people of all ages from kids 5-15 to adults ages 35-90 as a Teaching Artist for Invertigo Dance Theatre’s Dancing Through Parkinson’s program.
Press & Awards
SHOUTOUT LA Interview
Hi Kelsey, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I think that artistic work is incredibly meaningful and important for creating change and making a positive impact. I love when my work as a performer, teacher or entrepreneur is able to bring joy, help people, or make a difference in someone’s day. Connecting to others through dance is the most rewarding and fulfilling part of my job. I believe the world needs more artists and I want more people to see the value of dance. Dance is not a common nor a respected career choice in Asian culture and where I am from. I wanted to be a professional dancer to show people that it’s possible to have a career in your passion and lead the way for future aspiring dancers from Asia. Every job has its challenges and although a creative career path is especially unpredictable and challenging, it is worth it because I love what I do.
WE-Program Award Winner
Recipient WE-Award February 2021
For her 2021 SHIFT Dance Intensive, Kelsey was selected to receive Mathilde Gilhet and Dario Dinuzzi’s WE-Award, a fund supporting artistic projects around the world.
Sassy Hong Kong Feature "10 Events For Your Diary This May": Night Market
Presented by the Along the Edge Arts Festival, Night market is a series of short dance films that celebrates cutlural diversity and questions how we see, create and discover our own cultural identities from the artists' perspectives as Third Culture Kids. Choreographed and directed by Kelsey Ang, this international collaboration between dance, music and film integrates a mix of contemporary dance movement, remixed Cantonese disco msuic and songs inspired by Southeast Asian upbringings.
Hong Kong Dance Magazine Feature "Summer Dance Programs and Intensives in Hong Kong & Online": SHIFT Dance Intensive
SHIFT Dance Intensive
Shift your perspective, and experience dance from a different lens with SHIFT Dance Intensive Hong Kong 2021! Fit just for intermediate to professional level dancers ages 13+, the SHIFT Dance Intensive offers comprehensive contemporary dance training to help participants develop their technique, artistry, creativity, and curiosity. Running from August 2nd-6th, this in-person intensive is a great way to elevate your dance practice during the heat of summer!
Adobo Magazine Feature "Arts & Culture: Night Market, Kelsey Ang’s dance film series celebrating Asia’s cultural diversity, premieres at the Along the Edge Arts Festival"
Night Market is a series of short dance films that celebrates cultural diversity and questions how people see, create and discover their own cultural identities from the artists’ perspectives as “Third Culture Kids” (TCKs).
Contact me for inquiries about performing, teaching, movement direction, movement coaching, creative direction or any movement related needs. I look forward to collaborating with you!