Get to know the Dancer // Kelsey Rohr
Get to know the dancers of DCCD, their inspirations, and where their training began. We would like to introduce Kelsey Rohr!
1. How long have you been dancing?
About 17 years.
2. Why did you start dancing?
As a three year old, I started ballet because I needed to be a fairy princess. But around ten years old, Richmond Ballet’s outreach program, Minds in Motion, came and taught a different, pedestrian-based movement style to my fourth grade class, and I fell in love. After the first performance with about 1,000 students dancing together on stage, the experience was enough to know that I had to keep performing and really begin to study dance.
3. Who or what is your biggest dancing inspiration?
There’s a moment when the music turns on and you can feel everyone in the room start to listen and groove. That high when everything comes together—the music, the movement, the energy—is what keeps me inspired.
4. What is your proudest dance achievement so far?
I am proud and so grateful to be where I’m at right now as a company member with Dark Circles and a dance major at SMU (Southern Methodist University).
5. Tell us about your hobbies outside of dance.
I like to travel, eat good food, and hang out with friends.
6. Choose one word to describe your dancing.
One of my mentors once told me that if there’s one thing you cannot be as a dancer, it’s ungenerous. So I try to be as generous as I can.
7. What is your favorite dance quote?
“Yet we are the movers and shakers/Of the world for ever, it seems.” “Ode” by Arthur O'Shaughnessy