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Chelsea Rose Neiss

Chelsea Rose Neiss is a Phoenix native with a Bachelors in dance from Cal State Fullerton. This is her second opera with Arizona Opera, the first being Ariadne auf Naxos (2022). Neiss is no stranger to the stage having danced for Disneyland Resorts, Attack Theatre, Atlanta Opera, Pittsburgh Opera the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Kraken Still and Film, and a freelanced Burlesque performer. She has a passion for arts education and sharing her love of dance, and has taught at studios in Arizona, California, Ohio, and New Mexico. Neiss has had her own works showcased at Beta Dance Festival, Breaking Ground Contemporary Dance Festival, other festivals, and has choreographed for Southwest Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Other shows she has had the pleasure of choreographing include Desert Foothills Theatre’s production of Zoni-nominated In The Heights, Disaster The Musical, Annie Get Your Gun, and Zoni-nominated The Sound of Music. Neiss is thrilled to be continuing her journey through dance working on her own projects, performing, and being a mother to her sweet boy.


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