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Empire Dance Company Staff

The Best in the Business!


Kelsie Crowley

Owner / Director

Kelsie Crowley is a professional dancer from Boston, Massachusetts, currently dancing on Unyted Stylez Hip Hop crew run by Ricardo Foster Jr., based out of Boston. Having trained and studied in numerous forms of dance since an early age, and graduated from the Dean College Joanne Palladio School Of Dance with her B.A. in Dance and B.S. in Business. Though not limited to, she is known for her Hip Hop choreography and performances. Having worked with performers such as Flo Rider, New Kids On The Block, and the Urban Nutcracker; in hip-hop as well as many other styles. Kelsie is also a Competition Adjudicator, judging for competitions with Headliners Dance Competition, Precision Arts Competition, Ecore DCS, and others. Kelsie is invested in her students and has been teaching numerous styles of dance including Hip Hop, Jazz, Jazz Funk, Heels, Contemporary, Lyrical,Tap, Musical Theater, Technique Leaps Jumps and Turns, Stretch and Strengthening for the past 9 years. As well, Kelsie is a Certified Degreed Member of Dance Masters of America and Dance Masters of New England Chapter 5. Kelsie has a love and passion for teaching, and strives in advancing dancers not only physically but also with the history, knowledge, and love of dance.


Candace Mitchell

Assistant Director

Candace Mitchell is a professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher from Boston, MA. Her early training focused in The Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Syllabus and has continued on into her current teaching and performing career. She has received a BA in dance and business from Dean college where she expanded her dance training.  Some of the choreographers she has worked with include, James Morrow, Kristina Berger, and Bill Evans. She has also performed in festivals with companies such as Urbanity Dace, and Koresh Dance Company. Candace is a Competition Adjudicator, as well as holds multiple top placements in competition with her choreography. Candace Mitchell is our Ballet Master here at Empire Dance Company, fronting our high quality ballet program and taking our dancers to prestigious Ballet competitions such as YAGP, Connecticut Classic, and others. Candace is committed to her students progress and training, and inspires her students each and every day to challenge them selves to be the best dancers and people that they can be.

The Empire Dance Company Story

At Empire Dance Company, we aim to stimulate the mind, challenge the body and help you to discover your inner dancer. Our classes are engaging, effective, and designed for both those who seek a career in dance or are looking for the perfect form of exercise. Come dance with us to explore a new world of motion and emotion and get to know yourself in a whole new way.

Ballet Dancers

Meet The Company!

Our Empire family consists of multiple teams! Our Mini Team (Purple) , our Junior Team (Orange), and our Teen and Senior Teams (Yellow and Blue). Meet some of the hardest working dancers , who train tactically and are the completive face of Empire Dance Company!

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