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Hi I'm Chelsi

I grew up in Mesa, Arizona, often referred to as "Little Utah." Only, my world belonged in the world of dance. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am 26 years old, a mother of two with one on the way. Often I feel I am losing myself in a life of dirty diapers, toddler tantrums, boogers, and very sticky fingers. Sometimes a go an entire day with out even getting to speak with another adult. My vocabulary is slowly becoming full of disney princesses and super heros, when it used to be based completely on algebra and ballet. Although there are draw backs to being a stay at home mom, usually very stinky draw backs (toddler vocabulary can't help but spill out of my mouth), I wouldn't trade my beautiful life for the world. I grew up dancing on stage, sharing my gift was the absolute most powerful love I had ever felt. That it, until a became a mom. Now I get to feel a love so strong it seems impossible to breathe. My kids can be handfuls and love to get on my nerves, but I am the one that gets to hold them, love them, and kiss them any time I want.

Why I am a Mormon

Plain and simply, I am a mormon because I know the gospel principle of a family being together eternally, in this life and the next, is a reason to live, to love, and to be together. There is nothing more important to me than family. Till death do we part just is not good enough for me. I see the bigger picture. The eternal picture.

How I live my faith

It is impossible for me to completely leave behind the dance world. I have been teaching and choreographing for 10 years and promised myself I would leave that world behind once I had my daughter. Well I didn't. My husband would watch the children so I could teach classes, and coach spirit lines. As much as I loved dancing, I love teaching. Without being able to train full time, teaching has been a way for me to keep my "point" in the dance world. A little over a year ago I was asked to help with a soon to be dedicated Temple's Cultural Celebration. I was asked to choreograph and teach 4,000 inexperienced youth a dance. Let me just tell you, this was the coolest experience. Over a three month period, I traveled to all the different church buildings in our area and got to work with leaders and youth. The youth worked hard to learn a dance so they could celebrate their love for God and their thankfulness for a temple. I live my faith by sharing my talents God has given me.