Chelsea is an intimacy choreographer, Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, President of the Association of Theatre Movement Educators, and a founder of Theatrical Intimacy Education. While pursuing her MFA at Arizona State University, she focused her research on staging intimacy, nudity and sexual violence. She has developed a comprehensive approach for actors, directors, and choreographers to efficiently, effectively, and ethically stage theatrical intimacy and has a book forthcoming on the progression. Chelsea has been invited to choreograph, teach, present, and consult on this work at Arizona State University, Wabash College, North Dakota State University, and for the Source Festival, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and the Association for Theatre Movement Educators.
Chelsea has an upcoming book, Staging Sex: A handbook for rehearsing and directing intimacy on stage and screen, expected in 2019 from Routledge Publishing.