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Kelsey Paschich has been teaching nationally + internationally for 20 years. She is 1 of 10 Certified Countertechnique® teachers in the United States and 1 of 36 in the world. Kelsey has taught and/or choreographed for Point Park International Summer Dance, Grand Rapids Ballet Summer Intensive, Lines Ballet Training Program, Modas Dance, the International Countertechnique Online Series and many more. She also teaches ballet, modern, jazz, choreography, improvisation, history and theory. She is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Western Michigan University. Paschich views dance as a language that can be shared across many mediums and generations. Her joy for movement is paramount in the classroom and she believes that dance has the power to make change for a better world. Throughout her time as an educator, she continues to develop a holistic, inclusive, and progressive approach to dance education that is gentle yet demanding. When working with Paschich, the classroom is a laboratory where all aesthetics are welcomed and valued. All dance is culturally informed, therefore, learning is an active and collaborative process founded in rigor. Her overall goal is to empower the artist by creating an environment that fosters learning, sparks curiosity, and provides agency to the dancer so their human potential can be fully realized through the medium of dance.