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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. Having trained and studied in numerous forms of dance since an early age, She 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 success in her Hip Hop and Jazz choreography and performances. Kelsie has worked with many artists such as Flo Rider, New Kids On The Block, and Demi Lovato. Kelsie is also a Competition Adjudicator, judging for multiple competitions all over the US and in Europe for the past 9 years. Kelsie is invested in her students' growth and development as pre professional dancers. She 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 over 10 years. As well, Kelsie is a Certified Degreed Member of Dance Masters of America and Dance Masters of New England Chapter 5. Kelsie has been interviewed and published in Dance Spirit Magazine in regards to her experience as a studio owner, teacher, and Judge in the competitive dance world. As well she holds multiple competitive accolades for her choreography including IDA Peoples Choice Awards, Choreography Awards, Titleist, Most Entertaining, National dance team invitations, first place overalls, top tens, UDA top three placements, and more.

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 (RAD) 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, Universal Ballet Competition, 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.


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 competitive face of Empire Dance Company!

Blue Team
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Yellow Team
Orange Team
Purple Team
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